Squash club ready for open

Squash open organisers Garry Dempsey and Dennis Haynes.Bringing their racquets this weekend will be some of Australia’s best squash players for Forbes’ third annual major squash event.
Nanjing Night Net

The Forbes Shire Council Squash Open 2012 that will commence this Saturday is expected to be one of the best so far, and tonight is your last chance to enter.

President of the Forbes Squash Club, Garry Dempsey said at the Forbes Squash Club on Sunday he’ll be one local competing against high-calibre players from all over the state.

“People [are coming] from Sydney, Canberra, Orange, Bathurst, Grenfell, Parkes…” Dempsey said.

While he estimated on Sunday around 50 players had put their names on the list, more are needed.

“Seventy is a good number, we’re hopeful we’ll get that,” Dempsey said.

“It’s a good thing to have a good spread of local players.

“But it’s not us versus them. It’s all about individual performance,” he said.

Forbes Squash Club Registrar Dennis Haynes said squash events like this one used to be widespread in small towns across country NSW, but now they’re usually in towns like Bathurst and Dubbo.

“That’s why it’s good Forbes has one,” Haynes said.

“It’s especially great for younger people who can’t travel to bigger places.”

While the Forbes Shire Council Squash Open 2012 will cater for all players, people who cannot hold a racket are welcome to see some of the best competition in the state.

“We have junior players Jessie Keegan, Jeff Salmon and Rohan Toole competing,” Dempsey said.

“The winner from last year’s tournament, Michael Bolton will be returning.

“There are strong male players and there may be some top line lady players coming,” he said.

Your last chance to register in this year’s squash open is tonight at the Forbes Squash Club.

Dempsey also said their will be a band and a dinner at the Forbes Golf Club on Saturday night.

“Anyone can come along to that even if they can’t play squash,” Dempsey said.

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