A surge of new members this year meant that we had an impressive 30 eager players, allowing us to have 4 boys teams and 2 girls teams.
There were some changes to the draw this year due to a lack of girls teams in the competition, which saw our Girl’s A team compete in the Boy’s B Grade, and our B Girl’s were entered into the Boy’s C Grade, allowing both teams to have more playing experience.
The competition was tough this year, but we still managed to have two teams playing off for first place in the final. Unfortunately we were not able to obtain these placings, with the Boy’s A coming second against CBHS in the A Grade competition, and the Boy’s C narrowly missing out on first in the C Grade against STAC. As always though, the highlight of the season has been the Monday practice and training sessions, which are always inclusive of teamwork, laughter, music, and an element of competitiveness!
Aside from the school sport competition, we also had players involved in two further events. Firstly was the Canterbury Secondary Schools Individual Squash Tournament in May, in which we had two players. Michelle Tapp was awarded 2nd in the Girl’s A grade and Henry Smythe came 7th in the Boy’s C Grade. This is a big day of games with some tough competition, and the results of both players is commendable. Secondly, our Boy’s A team played against Ashburton as part of of the Ashburton Exchange. Our boys played exceptionally well, but were unable to beat some very strong players from the Ashburton team.
Thank you to all who have participated in this year’s season. It has been delightful to see so many dedicated players involved in Squash for 2018. We sadly lose over half of our numbers for next year due to the departing Year 13’s, so if you have ever thought about playing Squash, 2019 is the year for you to give it a go! I look forward to seeing players returning for the 2019 season, and hopefully some new faces as well.
Mrs A Provis (Teacher in Charge)