Young squash players get tips from world champion

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Some of the Humber junior squash academy attendees travelled to Hull university, where they picked up some great knowledge of the game from world champion Nick Matthew.

Some of these players from the Pocklington region had a hit with Nick and afterwards had a question and answer session. Later they could have his great book ‘Sweating Blood’ signed and have pictures taken.

Among the young squash players from the Humber region are Adam Purdy, Joseph Stephenson, Henry Palmer, Matthew Wake and Louis Cameron (pictured right).

Both Louis Cameron and Matthew Wake competed at Brampton Manor in Chesterfield for the next round of the county cup. They both won a game in the team event but strength from Cumbria and Worcestershire kept the Yorkshire team in third place.

These are juniors coming through David Norris’ coaching sessions, both at the Woodland Squash Club and juniors playing out of Pocklington. He is setting up many links all around the area with squash and racketball throughout North Yorkshire to junior and adult sessions being set up.

Mixed classes of adult with child both learning the game (mum and daughter, father and son) and advanced sessions for summer are also being set up via Woodland squash club, Pocklington squash club, Frances Scaife sports centre, Pocklington school and a big involvement with England Squash, for whom Derek works, and he will be working at the British Open in Hull in May .