Squash doubles have great fun

We know that playing squash is fun, but have a thought about those playing squash doubles this past weekend at Crookwell Squash Centre.  

Fancy dress winners were 'ghostly': Michelle Barney (Crookwell) Mitchell Foord (Goulburn)

Fancy dress winners were 'ghostly': Michelle Barney (Crookwell) Mitchell Foord (Goulburn)

Mens Open Finalists with Karen Benjamin centre coordinator, Jeff Row, Nathan Fuller, David Fuller, Mick Bayley and Matthew Benjamin.

Mens Open Finalists with Karen Benjamin centre coordinator, Jeff Row, Nathan Fuller, David Fuller, Mick Bayley and Matthew Benjamin.

This means that there are four players on the court instead of two! These were from the higher grades to the lower ones and ages from nearly 70-years down to 15-years old.

This year the Centre hosted the Crookwell Xmas Doubles Squash Tournament for the 14th year.

It was up there as one of the biggest Doubles Tournament ever held in Crookwell, with 64 teams from 78 players, who participated in Men’s, Ladies and Mixed events.

As well as our locals from Crookwell and Goulburn, there were over 70 players from Canberra, Bathurst Grenfell, Queensland and Sydney areas; all here for a physical weekend with lots of FUN.  

The Squash Centre was transformed into ‘tent city’ which only added to the atmosphere, not to mention the wet weather as well Other players stayed at local accommodation to which they return year after year.

As Xmas is so close, this Tournament is always a special one where players get into the spirit by playing in fancy dress.  

The special prize went to ‘Ghostly Stiffs’ Michelle Barney and Mitchell Foord (Crookwell and Goulburn)

Everyone enjoyed a ‘big barbecue’ on Saturday night at the Crookwell Bowling Club with exciting matches continuing on Sunday.  

Players battled through the rain (squash is an all weather sport) with matches culminating in Finals on Sunday.

The Mens Open winners were ‘Wong is White’ – David Fuller Bathurst) and Nathan Fuller (Wyong).  The Ladies Open winners were ‘Zena Warrior Princesses’ – Lorraine Rae (ACT) and Hayley Quill (Dapto).  

The Mixed Open winners were ‘The Odd Couple’ Matthew Clarke (Grenfield) and Tracey Taylor (Grenfield).

Matthew and Karen would like to thank all the players and spectators for their support.

And another thank you to local Hotel, Motels and Bed and Breakfasts, local cafes and the Crookwell people in general for making our guests feel very welcome.  

They look forward to the first of three squash tournaments of the year to be held at the end of February.  

Squash is a great game so if anyone would like to give it a go contact Karen on 48321355.

In the meantime Matt and Karen wish all a very merry Christmas and safe 2018.