Boston Squash and Racketball Club

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Archived news is available for the 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, and 2016/17 seasons.


Ady and Katie win first Club Championship titles - 23rd April 2018

Ady Proctor won his first main club championship by defeating defending champion Adam Hildred in four very close games.

Both players put in gritty performances on a very warm court.

Ady eventually ran out winner 17/15, 9/15, 15/11, 15/12.

Katie Price also won her first ladies' title, defeating Tina Favell in the final in straight sets.

The main Racketball competition was a father-son affair, with Sam Booth defeating his dad Tim in three straight games to retain the title he won a year ago.

The results of the other finals were as follows:

Squash

Over 35: Jake Fountain beat Mujeeb Pervez 3/2
Over 45: Mark Hildred beat Mujeeb Pervez 3/0
Over 55: David Stones beat Stuart Dunlop 3/0
Juniors: Ollie Cawston beat Matt Dickens

Racketball

Over 35: Hedley Muscroft beat John Griggs
Over 45: John Griggs beat Andy Mitchell
Over 55: Andy Mitchell beat Stuart Dunlop

Plate Finals 

Squash (Open): Matt Cawston beat Jason Green
Squash Over 35: Jason Green beat Stuart Dunlop
Squash Over 45/55: Kelvin Limb beat Dave Hill
Racketball (Open): Gary Fitzsimmons beat Graham Quigley
Racketball Over 35: Wayne Cox beat Katie Price
Racketball Over 45/55: Andy Stephenson beat George Cooper


Most improved player: Andy Stephenson


Open Day arranged for Saturday 7th April

Ever been interested in trying a sport, that is fun, great for your health and played at a friendly and welcoming venue? Then come along to Boston Squash and Racketball Club's FREE Open Day at 2pm on Saturday 7th April!

Coinciding with squash's appearance in the Commonwealth Games, we are throwing our doors open for anyone to come and have a go at the game that Forbes Magazine named the 'healthiest sport in the world' in 2012. Squash and Racketball are perfect sports for those of all ages and genders, and our club offers great facilities with five top notch courts, warm and comfortable changing rooms and a fully licensed bar - so why not come and give them a try free of charge?

If you enjoy your taste of the game, you will find the club offers highly competitive membership rates, group and individual coaching sessions for both juniors and adults looking to learn about or improve their game, and an array of internal competitions and social events which make it easy for you to find both great games of squash and make new friends.

If you are planning on coming along, we suggest you bring comfortable clothing for sport, and a bottle of water. We would also ask that you bring shoes with non marking soles if you have them; if not a clean pair of trainers will suffice (this is in order to ensure the courts remain safe forall). We would also suggest you bring along any other friends and family who might be interested!

Interested but can't make the date, or have any questions? Please get in touch on 01205 839475 or at bostonsquashandracketball@gmail.com, and we will arrange for you to come down and have a try at a time more convenient for you!

 


Local success at Boston Junior Open - 21st March 2018

There was local junior success in the annual Boston Junior Open at Boston Squash and Racketball Club on Saturday.

The tournament attracts nationally ranked juniors from across the country, but Lincolnshire was well represented.

Ethan Brown won the boys' under 19 category, beating Thomas Ashley from Leicestershire in the final.

Meanwhile Oliver Cawston finished runner-up in a competitive boys' under 13 event contested by ten players. He upset the seedings to get to the final, losing out to Rawdon Prothero from Cambridgeshire.

Greg Cawston, Sam Proctor and Ben Green also represented Boston Squash and Racketball Club in the boys' under 11, 13 and 17 competitions respectively, gaining good experience for the future.

The Boston Junior Open is an England Squash sanctioned junior event, which means players at the tournament can earn ranking points. There are girls' and boys' categories all the way from under 11s to under 19s.


Boston Junior Open draws available - 4th March 2018

The draws for this year's Boston Junior Open are now available.

The tournament takes place on Saturday 17th March.

All games will be best of three, players will need to mark the following match on their court, and there will be plate competitions for all events.

If entrants have any questions, they can directed to tournament organiser Mark Hildred (see the 'Contact' page).


Boston Junior Open entries welcomed - 16th January 2018

Entries are now open for the annual Boston Junior Open tournament, to be held on Saturday 17th March.

It is an England Squash sanctioned event and there are categories at all age levels: boys and girls U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19.

Entries are £9 each and the deadline to enter is Friday 23rd February.

This year entries are submitted via the England Squash website.


Boston's junior county champion - 15th January 2018

Boston junior Sam Booth has added to his county successes.

He won the Lincolnshire County Closed U17 Squash championship at the weekend.

Congratulations Sam, and to Greg and Oliver Cawston who took part in their respective age groups and achieved good results against very strong opposition.


Millie makes history at 21st Boston Open - 4th December 2017

PIC: Boston Open 2017 winners Millie Tomlinson and Rory Stewart

FULL REPORT

GALLERY

DRAWS

World top 30 player Millie Tomlinson made history at Boston Squash and Racketball Club at the weekend by becoming the first player to win the BSPA Boston Open for four consecutive years.

She was joined as a champion by Scottish #4 Rory Stewart, who upset the seedings to beat favourite Jaymie Haycocks in the men’s final. After 19 years without a Scottish winner in Boston, despite a number of runners-up, Stewart is the second Scotsman to win the tournament in the last two years.

It was the 21st edition of the club’s annual professional tournament, which is one of just a handful on the UK’s prestigious ‘Grand Prix’.

A weekend of action began on Friday (1st December) when Lincolnshire’s own Harry Falconer featured in the best match of the men’s round of 16. He played Julian Tomlinson, and even though the match did not go to five, it was a 69 minute slog full of excellent rallies. Falconer pulled through 11/8, 11/2, 10/12, 11/8. Former Lincolnshire county champion Martin Gibson, who first appeared at the Open 18 years ago, also rolled back the years to win his opening match 3-1. Boston’s Adam Hildred lost in straight sets against 3/4 seed Rob Downer.

Saturday’s quarter-finals included a five-setter in which Charlotte Jagger overcame Ali Hemingway, and all the other seeds also progressed in the women’s draw. 

In the men’s event, Harry Falconer’s run came to an end at the hands of top seed Jaymie Haycocks. Brazilian Vini Rodrigues contested a real humdinger against Nick Wall. The latter had looked like causing an upset and knocking out the 3/4 seed, but his failure to capitalise on a matchball in the third proved costly, and Vini Rodrigues eventually took a 22 minute-long third set 17/15, which set him on course for a five-set victory marked with a roar of celebration. Second seed Rory Stewart knocked out Martin Gibson to book his place in the semis.

Georgia Adderley knocked out second seed Elspeth Young to secure her place in the final against reigning champion Millie Tomlinson, while the men’s semis went to seeding with Jaymie Haycocks and Rory Stewart going through to the final. Stewart had the harder of the semi-finals. He was pushed all the way by British Under 19 champion Tom Walsh and won 11/4 in the fifth. It was the third match of the tournament to last more than an hour.

In Sunday’s finals Millie Tomlinson reigned supreme once again. She was just too good for 16 year old Georgia Adderley, who produced a determined performance and clearly has a very bright future despite a 3-0 loss on this occasion. 

The men’s final saw the “Scottish hoodoo” well and truly banished. Rory Stewart bagged a run of points at the end of each of the first two sets to take a commanding 2-0 lead. Jaymie Haycocks threatened to hit back by going 8/2 up in the third, but Stewart fought back to 8/8. What proved to be the final few rallies of the match were tense, with neither player able to afford to make a single mistake. Despite saving a matchball at 10/9 down, Haycocks was unable to prevent Rory Stewart from taking the third set on a tiebreak and becoming the Boston Open men’s champion 2017.​


Boston Open back for year 21! - 25th November 2017

Men's Draw

Women's Draw

Professional squash stars once again descend on Boston on Friday (1st December) for the 21st consecutive year of the BSPA Boston Open.

Although the event is into its third decade, there is still room for history to be made as Millie Tomlinson aims to become the first player to win four consecutive titles in Lincolnshire.

A win for the women’s top seed and world #22 would see her match the total number of Boston Opens won by Tania Bailey (who won hers between 2000 and 2009).

The 25 year old finished runner-up to world #10 Alison Waters in the Wimbledon Cup and won the $15,000 NASH Cup in Canada in September.

She was also runner-up to world #3 Camille Serme in the European Individual Championship in August, held about 60 miles from Boston - at the University of Nottingham.

Millie’s closest challenger is expected to be Lisa Aitken. The second seed is the highest ranked Scot in the world at #62. This year, she has won PSA World Tour titles in Switzerland and New Zealand. Ali Hemingway makes her fifth consecutive appearance at the Open, and is joined as a 3/4 seed by Elspeth Young who finished runner-up at the Scottish Nationals in March.

Turning to the men’s draw, Jaymie Haycocks is the top seed. This is his first appearance in Boston since losing in five sets to Alan Clyne in the quarter-finals of 2008’s edition. The world #74 made it to the last eight of the British National Championship in February, losing out to eventual winner Nick Matthew. He’ll be hoping to join Mark Cairns and Simon Parke as a player to win the Boston Open at the age of 34.

21 year old Scot Rory Stewart is the second seed. He won the British U23 Open in January and was a semi-finalist in Boston last year.

3/4 seed Vini Rodrigues from Brazil also returns having made the quarter-finals here last year. He won the South American Championship in Paraguay in September 2016. The other 3/4 seed, Rob Downer, is new to this event and reached a highest world ranking of 120 in May last year.

Tom Walsh beat fellow 5/8 seed Nick Wall in the final to win the British Junior U19 Nationals in October. 18 year old Curtis Malik completes the seedings.

There is a quartet of local players - Adam Hildred, Harry Falconer, Dan McGinn and Martin Gibson (who first appeared in the Boston Open in 1999!)

bspasquash.com will have all the results and reports from the event as it progresses, while scores will also be available as they come in @bspabostonopen on twitter.

As always the Boston Open is free for the public to attend. Everyone is welcome to the club on Rosebery Avenue to watch the professionals in action. Play runs roughly from 2.15-9pm on Friday and 11.30am-7pm on Saturday, with Sunday’s finals at 2 and 3pm. 


Katie makes it two - 16th September 2017

Katie Price won the Kevin Lenton handicap squash tournament for the second consecutive year last night, beating club champion Adam Hildred in the final.

Jack Sellars won the plate competition, with Sarah Mitchell taking the runner-up prize.

Congratulations to all the finalists and thanks to everybody who took part!


Chairperson's newsletter - 12th September 2017

The latest Chairperson's newsletter is available to view online, with a review of the 2016/17 club season as well as important information about membership prices and club events for the forthcoming season.


Changing rooms refurbished - 9th July 2017

PHOTOS (ABOVE): The refurbished men's changing rooms with new safety flooring

Boston Squash and Racketball Club has received a major £14,000 upgrade as it bids to get more people in the borough picking up a racket.

The money has been spent on transforming the club’s changing rooms in an effort to provide more family-friendly sports facilities.

It follows the award of grant funding from Mick George Limited through the Mick George Community Fund.

The refurbishment comes just months after the club installed new floors on two of its glass-back courts.

They are the latest in a series of improvements since the club started up its schools coaching programme, which has resulted in hundreds of pupils in the town getting on court over the last two years.

But it has now completed its most visible upgrade yet to ensure it provides the best possible environment for juniors to learn the sport.

"The new changing rooms are absolutely fantastic,” said club steward Pete Andrews.

“First impressions count and this refurbishment will really help encourage people to come down and get playing squash and racketball.

“We’ve been working hard to get more community groups and families involved, and this will make the club an even better experience for them.”

PHOTOS (BELOW): The refurbished ladies' changing rooms