CARDIGAN RACKETBALL TOURNAMENT

3rd October 2019

Local news

21 Competitors 6 teams enjoyed a successful Racketball tournament at Cardigan Squash Club, Gwbert, on Sunday 1st September raising much needed funds of £340 towards the restoration initiative recently launched.Players from Milford Haven, Fishguard, Pembroke and Newcastle Emlyn made up the six teams taking part.  The winning team from Meads Squash Club Milford Haven narrowly beat a team of junior players also from Meads Squash Club Milford Haven with an all women team taking third place.

Big thank you to the ladies behind the scene manning the refreshments and selling raffle tickets. Elaine Llewelyn an camera shys Cynthia Standing, excellent job!!! Also thank you to all the other members for making the day a success and to Squash Wales Board Member Dave Mason for coming down, supporting the event and saying a few words closing the day.

A few words about Cardigan Squash Club
The first two courts were built in 1979 within the grounds of Cardigan Golf Club.  The club enjoyed many years of success with a healthy membership.  The demand was such that a few years later a third court was added and another changed to a glass back.  This made the club unique in West Wales having these facilities.  Over the years the club competed successfully in the Pembrokeshire League, winning the league on more than one occasion.  Welsh international honours were earned by Angharad Llewelyn, Gemma Davies and mother and daughter, Annette and Nia Davies.

Recently membership has declined and the building deteriorated.  The club was faced with closure.  A new committee has now been formed with the aim of rejuvenating the club and promoting squash and racketball within the community. Plans are underway to introduce a Junior Section and provide coaching for developing players.  Currently Cardigan has one team competing in the Pembrokeshire Squash League and club nights are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings where a friendly welcome awaits.

Further details can be found at: cardigansquashclub.com
Photos from the day below.
Any comments to RDO Pete Crook 07809236762 [email protected]

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