The U15s played their first match in the D&C league on Sunday which proved a tough challenge!
We played a very strong team from Yarm and came out on the wrong side of a win!
As their coach, I have to say I was very pleased and proud of the way the boys played, it is not easy to play for a team for the first time, it is common to put pressure on yourself because you perceive you are letting others down.
We play to enjoy ourself, to win is fine but what is more important is to learn and gain valuable experience which will help our game.
Well done guys, you are all well on your way!
Northallerton are collaborating with Bedale to enter an U13 & U15 team in the above league.
This is a brilliant opportunity for the guys to develop both their squash and experience of playing competitively!
As per an earlier blog, we had a team round robin at Bedale earlier in the week and from that determined the order of players for each of the teams.
Jeff Watson will be running the U15 team and Carol Pierson (Bedale) will Manage the U13.
Keep a weather eye on this blog and our facebook page for further updates.
After an excellent season in the North Yorkshire league, the team finished 3rd and barely missed promotion! Well done to all who contributed and we look forward to next season and the further development of our juniors to play more in representing the teams.
In addition to the success of the league season, the team has also reached the final of the 5 man team event which is to be played at Bedale on the 3rd April, good luck to the guys!
The club also has two of our members in the finals of the league individual tournamenst to be played at Leyburn.
Dave McCabe is in the final of the Mens Plate and Jeff Watson in the Mens Individual tournament, good luck to both and well done so far.
In the continuing attempt to develop our ever increasing Junior membership, one of the more established Juniors turned out to get a taste of what it is like to play for the club team! Connor Watson represented the club on Thursday (13th Feb) away at top of the league Collingham playing at 3. After an understandably nervy start, he settled to play more of the squash he is capable of but his opponent proved to be too strong and experienced for Connor, who lost 3:0 but learnt an awful lot during the process. The team lost 2:1 but keep alive their title contention. The next match is at home on the 27th Feb starting at 19.45 if you fancy spectating!
The league results can be seen by clicking the link on the bottom right of this page.