Squash success at the double for Chichester juniors

Julian Standish and Charlotte Terry
Julian Standish and Charlotte Terry

Chichester Racquets and Fitness Club are celebrating a double triumph.

The Bournemouth junior open squash tournament had a strong field of competitors across all age groups and three players from the Chichester club entered – Louie Martin and Julian Standish competed in the under-15 boys’ category and Charlotte Terry was in the under-15 girls’ event. Terry, seeded No1, did not disappoint – she won all her matches 3-0 to progress to the final. She defeated the No2 seed 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 to take the title.

In the boys’ under-15 contest, Martin made his way with ease to the quarter-finals where he was defeated by the eventual runner-up.

Standish, the No4 seed, played with conviction and went through to his first open tournament final. He won a tense contest and secured victory in the final fifth game, 11-5.

Mike Phillips, head squash and racketball coach at the Chichester club, said: “Since Louie Martin has moved to under-13 level he has reached number 16 nationally and plays in bronze level under-15 events.

“Last November Louie became the first home junior for more than 20 years to win the Chichester Junior Open, in any age group, when he won the under-13 boys’ title.

“Julian has made massive strides in the past 12 months. He works really hard at his game and has a maturity beyond his years which he applies to his squash.

“Julian came through all opposition to win the Bournemouth under-15 title which, in my opinion, was reward for all the hard work he has put in.

“Charlotte has been a regular member of both Sussex and the south-east regional squads at under-13 and under-15 levels including captaining Sussex.

“She has been a winner at the under-17 event in the Jersey Junior Open and to win the girls’ under-15 at the Bournemouth Open is a fantastic achievement.”