Spring squash competition report

SQUASH

WEEK three of the spring comp kicked off on court one with the Mooses facing off against the Rhinos and the Mooses taking out a close one 6-5.

M Piper 3-2 R Tait, M Tait 3-0 D Shelton, N Rawle 0-3 S McAliece. Court 2 had the Lemurs run away with a convincing 9-2 victory over the Alpacas. L Ryan 3-0 D Demamiel, K Brettschneider 3-2 Z Fairweather, D Boardman 3-0 N Rawler.

In the late game the Macaws got the chocolates over the Dinosaurs 7-4. B Thompson 3-1 D Ryan, J Jennings 1-3 E Jennings, D Shelton 3-0 T Fletcher.

Tuesday’s round kicked off with the Rabbits leaving the Jaguars with donuts 9-0.

T Naimo 3-0 C Thompson, R Mahalm 3-0 R Bandy, A Iannilli 3-0 I Draper. On court 2 the Jellyfish pipped the Meerkats 8-5.

J Harrison 2-3 M Dunn, E Lyons 3-0 R Tait, B Thompson 3-2 D Demamiel.

The late game saw the Cougars sink their teeth into the Chimps with a 9-4 win. M Harrison 3-1 C Billingham, L Ryan 3-1 D Ryan, C Davidson 3-2 E Draper.

The final round of the week kicked off with a 10-6 win to the Mammoths over the Racoons.

M Harrison 3-1 R Thurgood, M Steele 1-3 S Quinlivan, J Curry 3-2 G Thompson, B Grey Mills 3-0 T Preston-Warr. On court 2 the Cheetahs run off with a 9-7 win over the Tigers. C Thompson 3-2 J Mimmo, S Quinlivan 3-1 J Mimmo, D Croucamp 3-1 C Ryan, S Bruno 0-3 L Taylor.

The late game was played out between the Turtles and the Monkeys with the Turtles crawling away with an 8-6 victory.

T Naimo 0-3 M Alexander, D Cross 3-0 B O’Leary, W Rawle 3-0 E Jennings, B Block 2-3 N Rawle.

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DID YOU KNOW? Squash was invented at the elite English Harrow school around 1830, when the pupils discovered that a punctured rackets ball, which "squashed" on impact with the wall, produced a game with a greater variety of shots and required much more effort on the part of the players. The variant proved popular and in 1864 the first four squash courts were constructed at the school and squash was officially founded as a sport in its own right. A court built at the Bath Club in London at the beginning of the 20th century was chosen as the model for the standard size of a court.