Squash and Racketball Team Success for Exeter Golf and Country Club

Nov 22, 2019 | Jenni Ashford

Exeter Golf and Country Club has had a great first half to the 2019/2020 Devon League Squash and Racketball season for the top sides with Premier Division success coming from both disciplines

The Men’s 1st team Racketball side finished in their strongest placing yet in the (highly competitive) Premier Division at 2nd place. They are also joined for by Al Hutching’s 2nd team, who have managed to gain back to back promotions to reach the top division as well.

This is the first time that Exeter Golf and Country Club has had two Racketball sides in the Premier division at the same time. Mike Harris, Squash and Racketball Professional said, “Fantastic work from all the players involved, given the strength and depth of the two divisions.”

Exeter Golf and Country Club squash teams have also enjoyed a top season in the Premier Division Squash, as their squash 1st team managed to win the first half of the season by a huge 35 point margin over second placed Fort Stamford.

Having won the division for an unprecedented three years in a row, the team will be looking to seal the second half as well to continue their record breaking run. A second team performance to note comes from Exeter Golf and Country Club’s 3rd Team led by Jimmy Hill, who have managed to secure back to back promotions too, and who will find themselves battling it out in Division 2 next half.

Mike Harris said, “A huge thanks to all the players for representing all the club teams (5 x Men’s Squash, 3 x Men’s Racketball, 1 x Ladies Squash and 1 x Ladies Racketball), and also to the Team Captains who do such a great job of running the sides and keeping everyone organised and turning up!”

There is a significant squash event coming up in the New Year from 10th – 12th January, with the 5th Exeter Golf and Country Club Professional Men’s World Ranking Squash tournament. Some of the top squash players from all over the world will be coming to Exeter Golf and Country Club to battle it out for vital World Ranking point, there should be a fantastic level of squash being played over the course of the weekend.

Entry is free for all spectators and it would be great to get as many people in to support the event and the players as possible.

The playing schedule is below:

First Round: Friday 10th January 6pm & 6.45pm

Quarter Finals: Saturday 11th January 2pm & 2.45pm

Semi Finals: Saturday 11th January 6pm & 6.45pm

Final: Sunday 12th January 1pm

Mike said, “A huge thank you to all of our event sponsors for helping to make this happen through your financial contributions. It is really great that we are able to continually bring high class squash to the club and to the area, and it is all down to the support that you give.”

Thanks to:

Michael Spiers Jewellers – https://michaelspiers.co.uk/store/

Maze Property Solutions – https://www.maze.uk.com/

Realistic Home Improvements – https://www.realistic.uk.com/

Milne Friend & Partners – http://www.milnefriend.co.uk/

String Doctor – https://www.string-doctor.com/

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