This Saturday saw the last of this seasons Junior Closed Graded Competition. Twenty six youngsters competed over the 4 different grades and showed the coaches that they had listened and put into practice some of the things they had been through.
In the B Grade, 3 juniors competed with Geoprge Brown coming out on top with two wins out of two.
The C grade was more comptetitive with 8 youngsters taking part in two gorups of 4 with play offs for the final results. Curan Tahim came out on top winning two out three of his pool games (and getting 10 points from the only game he lost). In the play offs he beat Kit Lloyd, who was playing in his first graded competition, 11-3. In the 3rd / 4th play off there was a family battle with Oscar Dean facing his younger brother, Charlie. Oscar won, cementing his solid performances in the series of graded tournaments this year.
The D grade was the most competitive, with 10 players competing in 2 leagues with again playoffs to find the overall winner. Harry Brown and Max Wilson, both won all their group matches and had a very competitive play off, with Max coming out on top, winning 11-8. Adam Stamp, in his first Graded competition, secured 3rd place, beating Lulu Pemberton, 11-4 in their play off.
In the final group, 5 players played each other, with Spike Marlow winning all his games showing his progress in this group. All the players really showed great improvements.
Steve and Alison would like to thank Martin, Pete, and Tim for their help with coaching, and also to Nick Marlow and Nigel Jacklin for also helping out when needed. They also want to thank all the parents for support with the juniors - we currently have 54 under 19s in the Club showing that squash is alive and kicking in Market Harborough!
Junior Coaching restarts on Sept 1st. but Alison will be in touch before then to let you know which session you will be in.