Squash Report: 9 July

The annual School champs this year featured three age group categories and the pupils were allowed to double up if they so wished.

The 1st Year event was won by Joe Thomson who beat Ed Hayes 2/0 in a lively encounter which started with the longest rally of the entire tournament and featured some fine attacking play throughout. Joe has trained very hard all year and will be a key member of our team for next season, while Ed has forced his way into the reckoning with solid structured squash.

The 2nd Year championships went absolutely down to the wire with Hamish Spence just pipping Finlay Charles 11/9 in the deciding set to take the title. This was a rematch of last years final which went the other way by the smallest of margins then, so it would seem that these two outstanding players will be duelling for some time to come!

In the 3rd Year event Ben Thorpe won all his matches and cemented his position at the top of the pile. Joe Thomson achieved runner up position which was a fine result against the older boys and Ed Rodda played consistently well to finish third.

With the summer break now upon us mention must be made of our top two Nationally ranked players who did not compete at this event. Jack Mahon has been training hard with team England and preparing for the last National event of the season at the end of July. He is poised to hit the Under 15 top 10 at age only 13 and 4 months. Louis Murray is departing soon for the Dutch Open championships and is also inside the top 20 of the Under 15 National rankings at age 13.

With all these fine players fit and healthy for the next season, Truro Shool will rightly be deemed one of the top schools in the country with an excellent chance of making the finals in multiple age groups at the National Schools Squash Championships.

Tim Smith, Head of Squash