As one of the oldest rackets clubs in the world, the Leicestershire Tennis & Squash Club is celebrating its 140th year looking to the future with several ambitious improvements to its facilities. Along with a complete clubhouse refurbishment & tennis court renovations which included the addition of 6 more tournament standard artificial clay surfaces to its show courts; a brand-new competition standard glass-backed Squash court is nearing completion & will be open for business at the end of the month, increasing the racket facilities to 18 tennis & 3 squash courts.
Generally better known for its world ranked tennis members, squash at the club has seen a meteoric rise in recent years & amongst its growing membership boasts the current county champion & Club Coach Luke Parker & rising star of the world game, George Parker.
To mark the official opening of the new squash court, an exhibition is planned for the 29th September. The exhibition will celebrate squash with several matches, which include a light-hearted game between a top national junior & the current county champion. The main attraction however, will be a serious contest between world squash goliaths - the Clubs own George Parker & Declan James. Both young English players have started the 2018 season with a bang, with George Parker (22) being runner-up in the European Individual Championships in Austria, beating a top 30 ranked player for the first time on route to the final, & Declan James (25) already winning a professional title in Nantes, overcoming former world number 1 James Willstrop for the title. With both players in such superb form, the exhibition promises to be a memorable way to mark the opening of the new exhibition squash court & set the scene for the future of squash at the Club. In keeping with the Clubs relaxed & friendly atmosphere, players will join in an informal Q&A following the matches, with food & drink served from the newly refurbished fully licenced bar.
For information on membership or tickets to the September 29th Squash Exhibition, contact the Club by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.Leicestershire-tennis.co.uk