Fab Farooqi digs deep to claim big win on national junior circuit

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A promising youngster from Berkhamsted Squash Club saw off some of the best junior players in the country to win the U15 Silver Squash Tournament in Wimbledon.

Hasnaat Farooqi, who attends Buckingham College School in Harrow, came out on top against the top-32 ranked players in the UK in his age group to lift the trophy.

Hasnaat Farooqi received the Silver Event Trophy from Wimbledon Lakeside Club tournament director Stacey Ross

Hasnaat Farooqi received the Silver Event Trophy from Wimbledon Lakeside Club tournament director Stacey Ross

In junior squash in England there are a total seven Silver events which are contested by the top players in the country – with three of these competed jointly and the other four split between the north and south sections.

The Wimbledon Lakeside competition was the first of the three joint Silver events in England, meaning the standard of competition was extremely high throughout

After taking out the UK’s talented number one seed Tom Walsh 3-2 in a gruelling 70-minute battle in the semis, Farooqi again had to dig deep to win the final in another mammoth 85-minute 3-2 win over Elliot Ridge from Yorkshire.

A thrilled Farooqi received the Silver Event Trophy from Wimbledon Lakeside Club tournament director Stacey Ross, and the teenager looks set for plenty more silverware in the near future.

He is trained by Adam Fuller at Berkhamsted, and the club are expecting big things from their young charge.