Lead by Cambridge No 1 Pascale Louka who overcame the experienced Johanna Yue 3/1, No 2 Hayley Chiu lost a close 5 setter to Joanne Ttophi and Captain Michelle Hodge defeated Prue O’Niell in 3 to clinch to fist State Grade win by Cambridge in over a decade. (picture above: WA Squash Board Member Trevor Cruickshank presenting the shield to Captain Michelle Hodge with Tracey Marshall and Hayley Chiu).
The highlight of the night was the match between No 2 Dylan Classen and Jack Hillier. Leading 2/1 Hillier was looking to cause a huge upset but could not keep up the intensity for the last two games which saw Classen win in 5. (picture above: WA Squash Board Member and Treasure Neil Butler presented the winning shield to Captain Scott Jerome with Gavin Treacy, Dave Beattie and Dylan Classen).
WA Squash will be running a Club Development Coaching course on 12 and 13 December 2020 and a Foundation Coaching Course on 12 December at Belmont Squash Club.
Club Development: This coach is competent to plan, conduct and evaluate a range of training programs suitable for the diverse range of ages and abilities found among registered Club or Centre players. A Club Development Coach must plan and supervise training to best prepare players of different ages, abilities and competition goals to achieve their potential.
Foundation Coach: This coach is qualified to deliver basic training sessions that develop the squash technique of novice and junior players – this is generally defined as players 12-years and under who are still acquiring the skills needed to compete successfully. The coach may work independent of any supervision as they are fully qualified to provide such instructional training. Coaches at this level are also encouraged to work with older players (i.e. to gain valuable ‘on-the job’ training), but only as an ‘assistant coach’ under the supervision of a coach with appropriate qualifications.
Both courses require online prerequisites to be completed and will have some post course hours to complete.
Should you be interested in attending or require further information please email Sue Hillier at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 13 November 2020.
Congratulations to WA junior Erin Classen on receiving a scholarship for 2021. This scholarship will help her reach the highest level of squash. This program provides financial support and acknowledges the incredible efforts Erin has put in, who has shown compassion, athletic drive and determination to chase her dream.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame seeks to inspire the next generation of Australians to achieve their potential in both sport and life. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program is one such opportunity that we have to do this. Click here to find out more about Erin:
During the championships each Zone awards votes to their opposition for the most outstanding performance based on match result, improvement, courage and sportsmanship. These awards are named after two people who have a long history in helping our Juniors – Joyce Barnett and Chase Renner.
Congratulations to Grace Gelman (Southern Stars) for winning the Joyce Barnett Award and Aidan Mascaro (Central Champs) for winning the Chas Renner Award.