Annual handicap tournament coming up


The annual Simon Storey handicap starts on Friday November 30th. Rounds to be played on Friday with quarter-finals/semi finals on Saturday or Sunday. Final will be on Sunday 2nd December. Provided there are sufficient entries a plate competition will also run.

Open to club members of all standards. The handicaps mean that everyone should get a good game at this sociable and hard-fought tournament. Trophies for the finalists.

Entry costs £3.00 via the classes/events section of the booking system. To guarantee a place, get your name down now!

September timed handicap tournament


All members invited to join in a fun Friday night timed handicap tournament coming up on Friday 28th September.
A sociable and fun night out with some fast and furious squash thrown in.
Refreshments available.
Start time around 1800
To be sure of a place register via the booking and events section of the booking system.
Entry fee £3.00 to include plate tournament for first round losers.
Winners prize will be a brand new Kendal Squash Club jacket.
More info from Russ: 07902 436378; russ78@hotmail.co.uk

2018/19 team squash


Cumbria Squash leagues are scheduled to start in October. Teams play on a Tuesday night with matches home and away, start time 1930.
If you are interested in playing in one of the Kendal teams please contact Club Captain Russell Lilliebridge.
There will be team training on Tuesday 11 September starting at 1915.
Cost £2.00, please register via classes and events on the booking system.
All potential team players are welcome to join this.

More info from Russ Lilliebridge: 07902 436378; russ78@hotmail.co.uk

Finals night


Two excellent matches as the finalists in the Club Championship and the RAB trophy battled hard for honours.

Club Championship

In a repeat of last years final Ben Welton beat David Barber in an engrossing and hard-fought four-setter, to retain the title of Club Champion. A good crowd were at the club to watch some some excellent squash featuring long, tight and accurate rallies by the club’s top players, both of who have previously had their hands on the trophy – David umpteen times. Ben took the first game, but a lapse in concentration saw David level up at one all before Ben regained the initiative and took each of the third and fourth games 15/7. It was a match of high standard, enjoyed by all the spectators.

Ben Welton beat David Barber 15/6, 9/15, 15/7, 15/7

RAB trophy

In the RAB, a tournament for members who have not previously won a major club tournament, Jonathan Robinson got off to a flying start taking the first two games with his accurate drop shots catching out Mark Jackson. But Mark clawed his way back to take the initiative and level at four games all. With both players tiring Jonathan hung on to clinch the match 16/14 in the fifth. 

Jonathan Robinson beat Mark Jackson 15/7, 15-7, 10/15, 10/15, 16/14

Sadly there were not enough entrants to run either the Ladies or the Junior championships. Better turn-out next year…?

It’s not just the luck of the draw


A busy night at the club as the tournaments got underway.

Current state of the draws here: ClubChamps after 1st round 2018

Some good matches coming up to determine the semi finalists:

  1. Russ Lilliebridge v Ben Welton
  2. Mark Jackson v Alistair Pease or Ben Cook
  3. Gary Major v Max Castaldi
  4. Mark Pearson v Dave Barber or Steve Couper

RAB 2018 semifinal stage

Matches to come:

  1. Oliver Hayton v Steve Couper or Mark Jackson
  2. Ian Garnett v Jonathan Robinson

As Gary Player said ““The harder I practice, the luckier I get” …