At the recent Squash Australia Awards night (22 June) WA Squash Juniors Greg Chan (currently training at Squash Australia) and Oscar Curtis along with Qld Ethan Eyles were in contention for the Commonwealth Games
Association Award for Junior Male Athlete of the Year.
This was judged upon: results at National level events and WSF junior ranking events, results at local and state title events, rate of improvement throughout the judging year and actions on court – courteous and polite. This award was 25% public vote and 75% High Performance Working Group vote.
Greg Chan was voted the winner with presentations by Ben Houston from the Commonwealth Games Association.
Australian Masters Championships will be held in the Gold Coast from 2 September to 6 September for the Individuals. The teams series are held from 9 September to 13 September Australian Masters Entry Form
Erin Classen made history last weekend, being the youngest player ever to win the WA Open at the age of 14. Classen who was recently selected by Squash Australia to attend the World Junior Championships in July has been training hard and displayed great maturity to win her first WA Open Title defeating Leigh-Anne Kaye 15-10, 15-10, 13-15, 15-11.
Mike Corren won his eighth WA Open Title and is on his way to equaling the 9 year record held by Dean Williams. Corren defeated his training partner Dave Ilich 11-6, 11-4, 11-2.
The event was held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cambridge Squash Centre where so many past champions have come from including Dean Williams, Chris Van Nierop, Lorraine Collins, Bob Meuleman, Helen Collins, Deb Majteles, Sue Hillier (Carter) and most recently Mike Corren. The event was proudly sponsored by GOW Property Management Specialists.
The Wickham Squash Club courts were undergoing a refurbishment program and it was with great anticipation that the new courts would be opened and ready to play on . Sadly this was not to be as the courts need further work to be of acceptable standard.It is with great sadness that this event is cancelled .