Squash superstars head to Tring as state of the art court is unveiled

Ross Proudfoot on court with Saurav Ghosal at Tring Squash Club.
Ross Proudfoot on court with Saurav Ghosal at Tring Squash Club.

MEMBERS at Tring Squash Club celebrated the official opening of their new glass back court with an exhibition of world class squash.

Superstars of the sport James Willstrop, Saurav Ghosal and Malcolm Willstrop were the star attractions as play on the new court got under way.

The evening began with ten Tring juniors being put through their paces by international coach Malcolm Willstrop in a 75-minute coaching session.

Three leading club players – Tim Delderfield, Ross Proudfoot and Greg Proudfoot – then went on court to try their luck against the visiting stars but James Willstrop and Ghosal proved far too strong for the Tring trio.

The highlight of the evening was the match between world number four Willstrop and world number 26 Ghosal – both of whom are preparing for the British Grand Prix event in Manchester this week.

A skilful exhibition of squash was watched by over 100 people and, after a tense battle, Willstrop took the match 3-1.

During a question and answer session in the bar afterwards, James Willstrop and Ghosal both said how pleased they had been to play on such a fine court and congratulated the club on its achievement.

Tring club chairman Betty Longhurst said: “The Club was delighted to welcome James and Saurav to Tring, and for our members to have the opportunity to watch squash of a truly international standard”.

The club’s junior coaching sessions start again this weekend, and for more information please contact Betty on 07788 452894.