BRIDLINGTON SQUASH NEWS ROUND-UP
BRIDLINGTON SQUASH SOCIAL AND PRESENTATION EVENING
Bridlington Squash brought 2023 to a close with a social and presentation evening held at the courts at East Riding Leisure on January 8th where they presented the trophies to the winners and runners up from the Autumn Season.
The evening was well attended by the members who played social sessions followed by the presentation.
Watched by their families and friends, the winners and runners up were presented their trophies by Bridlington Squash Chairman - John Miller, assisted by up and coming star Hattie Langley who was just back from competing in both the Scottish Junior Open where she finished 4th in the Under 15 category and the British Junior Open where she finished in 44th position.
The trophies were presented to:
SPONSORED MANDY MILLER BROADCAST SERVICES LIMITED
Winner - ADAM YATES
Runner Up - ALEX YATES
SPONSORED BY B&F POTATOES
Winner – CARL HARLAND
Runner Up – JOHN MILLER
SPONSORED BY MKM BUILDING SUPPLIES
Winner – MARK PURVIS
Runner Up – CHRIS MALTBY
SPONSORED BY MLB DEVELOPMENTS
Winner – MIKE BROWN
Runner Up – STEVE BINNINGTON
SPONSORED BY BURTON ROOFING MERCHANTS
Winner – TOM HARDGRAVE
Runner Up – GARY STEVENS
SPONSORED BY LANGTONS OPTICIANS
Winner – HARRIET COUSINS
Runner Up – ANG BANNISTER
John Miller – Chairman of Bridlington Squash said:
“On behalf of the committee we would like to express our thanks to Elizabeth’s Jewellers in Bridlington for the engraving of the trophies and to all the local businesses who continue to support and sponsor Bridlington Squash.
Bridlington Squash continues to grow with 15 new members in 2023 and already 12 signing up for 2024. With now over 60 players across 6 divisions for 2024.
We have teams playing in the district leagues of Humber Squash and the York and District Mens and Ladies leagues gaining valuable experience, competing against teams from Hull, Beverley, Ferriby, Barrow and Appleby Frodingham, Scarborough, Kirbymoorside, Dunnington, Wiggington and York.
We are open for new members and can cater for all abilities with both mens and ladies leagues available. If you are interested in joining the leagues then please email your details to email@example.com and an organiser will contact you.
OUR LEAGUES ARE KINDLY SPONSORED BY
BRIDLINGTON DENTAL STUDIO
BURTON ROOFING MERCHANTS
MANDY MILLER BROADCAST SERVICES LIMITED
MKM BUILDING SUPPLIES
STEPHEN GREAVES DESIGNS
THE SHIP INN, SEWERBY
THE SOBER SAILOR
WEST BUILDING SUPPLIES
B & F POTATOES
MANDY MILLER BROADCAST SERVICES LIMITED
Bridlington Squash League has seen rapid growth in 2018 with over 130 registered members… This growth is also visible in the Ladies League with now over 20 ladies regularly playing in Bridlington Squash League.
One of the stars from our Junior Academy, Lauren Anderson (15) is now playing in the Ladies League alongside her mother Fiona, (a family affair as her father Gavin, plays in the Mens Leagues and brother Josh, is progressing in the Junior Academy)
Lauren Anderson said… “I started playing squash when the BSL junior coaching started over a year ago which has been really good for me and I felt like I improved fairly quickly. I was persuaded to join the ladies 2nd division this season and was surprised to finish 2nd. I would like to keep on improving and hopefully win my mum in the 1st division!”
Fiona Anderson said… “I took up squash about 4 years ago at the age of 39 after my husband and a friend of mine whose husband had introduced her to squash nagged me into giving it a try! I had never been particularly sporty and was hopeless at first but soon got addicted to the game and have never looked back since. Myself and a handful of other ladies who played formed a ladies division which has grown season on season to over 20 players in 2 divisions. Hopefully that number will keep growing! My daughter who is 15 and my son who is 12 also play squash in the BSL juniors”
Liz Burns said… “I was enrolled without my knowledge into the Bridlington Squash Leagues by my husband 4 years ago at the ripe young age of 53! I was hooked immediately. I play as often as I can and have met many wonderful, friendly people. I have coaching, play in the Bridlington leagues as an individual, and as a new challenge play as part of a Team representing Bridlington Women in the York & District Ladies Leagues”
Jeanette Ellis said… “I was introduced to squash in Sheffield by my brother when I was 13 years old, then had a couple of seasons playing for York St John's. 8 years ago I moved to Bridlington for a change of career and after too many years was reintroduced to squash. Being invited to join Bridlington ladies about 5 years ago was the best opportunity to learn more about the sport, meet the best people and get fit. We now have an amazing new leisure centre here in Bridlington and it is a pleasure to see so many people of all ages and experience showing an interest in squash and other activities on offer there”
As well as the ladies playing friendlies one on one on top of their league matches, they have been improving their game weekly group training sessions.
Helen Maull said… ‘It’s a social thing’ We meet Monday evenings at 7pm, there is mixed abilities and experience and we all learn from each other.
To get more experience in playing competitive squash the ladies have entered a team in the York and District Ladies Winter League, playing the top teams in the area from Dunnington, York Squash Club, David Lloyd - York, Wigginton and Malton.
If any ladies are interested in trying squash, then please email your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our organisers will contact you.