Caithness squash players' success in age-group championships
Caithness squash players aged 35 and over achieved success in the age-group Scottish national championships held at Inverness Squash Club.
The championships are contested in age groups spanning five years, for example over-35, over-40 and over-45, with no maximum age. There were competitors in the men's over-80s who impressed with their standard of play and their agility.
Donald Durrand was the over-55 men's plate winner. Mhairi Vines took third place in the over-35 ladies' round-robin on games countback (even though she beat the winner 3-2) and was called up to represent Scotland for the home international in Cardiff this month.
Andrew Bremner was the over-35s men's runner-up and has been appointed as over-35 men's Scotland captain for the home internationals in Ireland in May. Carole Begg took over 40 ladies' third place and was called up to represent Scotland in Cardiff.
Jane Grant was the over-60 ladies' runner-up, while Willie Jappy was runner-up in the over-65 men's plate.
Willie Steven was an over-50 men's plate semi-finalist, beaten by Trevor Izzett, plate winner and another Caithnessian – he was home from New Zealand visiting with his son.
An 11-strong Wick squash team are heading to Fort William this Saturday to take on Lochaber, their first away match in years.
Anyone in the Wick area wishing to give squash a try can pop up to the courts at Harmsworth Park, South Road, Wick, on Mondays or Thursdays at 7pm for club nights. All you need for a free introduction session is a pair of clean trainers and the club will provide the rest.
Contact Willie Jappy on 07867 646827 for other times during the day if more suitable.