Bailey invites juniors to play

STAMFORD squash star Tania Bailey will host a junior competition later this month alongside coaching sessions for beginners and children.

Bailey retired from top flight squash earlier this year after a series of injuries had limited her competitive appearances in recent years. Now, along with Ferlin Barnard and Daniel McGinn at Stamford Squash Club, Bailey will host an inter-club junior match at the club on July 28 (1pm-5pm).

The match will pit Stamford juniors against Huntingdon and Peterborough juniors but Bailey said the aim of the day is for the young players to enjoy the sport.

She said: “We want to allow the children to play against some different players and to have fun at the same time.

“Alongside the match we will run a mini-squash skills session with a few challenges and prizes, this will be for beginners and younger children who may not be ready to play a full game.”

This session will be open for anyone to come along and try squash for the first time.

At the end of the day there will be an exhibition match between club champion Spencer Beresford and Dan McGinn, who has been coaching at Stamford since November and was a national ranked junior. Everyone is welcome to come and watch the games.