The February league winners were: –
1 – Josh Davis – 27
2 – Dave Traynor – 27
3 – Jason Green – 24
4 – Richard Harding – 21
5 – George McGregor– 25
6 – Adam Robson – 17
It was an outstanding month for Josh Davis, winning division 1 for the second month in a row, both times scoring 27 points, while simultaneously also being the Champion of Champions, and winning the Racketball leagues on his first attempt. Jason Green also managed to win his league for the second month in a row, and new member Adam Robson won division 6 comfortably in his first month in the leagues.
My performance of the month goes to Mike Cottrell for his 3-2 victory over Steve Frankland.
Participation in the top 4 leagues this month was excellent, with 37 out of a possible 41 matches played. Divisions 5 & 6 weren’t quite as consistent unfortunately, with a combination of a few people being away, and some miscommunications about when games were due to be played resulting in only 16 matches getting played in those two leagues. With a longer March league this month however I am sure the players from those two leagues will be able to get a few more games in this cycle.
As already mentioned the Racketball leagues were won for the first time by Josh Davis, who has only recently taken up the game. What he may have lacked in experience however appears to have been more than made up for by his speed and power, with Josh collecting good wins against Adrian Allsopp, Dave Traynor and Jason Green.
Trial – 9th March
The clubs free trial is continuing to do well, with now over 70 people signed up. The feedback I’ve gotten from people on the trial has been overwhelmingly positive, and I’d like to thank all the members who have gone out of their way to help give the trial members a positive experience.
As you may have seen on the 9th of March there will be a new member’s night, where the new members can be introduced to existing members. There will be food available and the courts are also booked out from 18:50 for some friendly and informal hits of Squash, Racketball or Tennis.
I’ll be down all evening and will be happy to go on court with all comers, whether to introduce a complete beginner to either Squash or Racketball, or to give a more experienced player a gentle run about.
Alverstoke team’s – Winter League
The ladies have continued their strong season, and are now on a run of 3 wins in a row, with good recent wins from Laura Titterington and Fi Barnes.
The men’s teams have had a few rearranged matches this half and as a result the 1st team had their first match tonight. The second team has had a couple of matches completed recently however with both being closely fought 3-2 wins; spearheaded by strong performances from Josh Davis and Neil Weston, and backed up with wins by Neal Thomas and Tom Barnes.
Your support for the teams is always welcome, please come along and help cheer our players on for continued success for the rest of the season.
Upcoming Home fixtures: –
Wednesday 28th February – Second Team v Totton
Friday 2nd March – Second Team v Petersfield
Wednesday 14th March – SD Fitness
Friday 16th March – First Team v Nuffield
Wednesday 21st March – Lee
All Matches start at 19:30.