World squash stars will help Chichester fire
Chichester play their first home fixture in the 2010-11 Premier Squash League next Tuesday.
The squad comprise a mixture of old and new signings for their latest bid for honours.
They welcome Lauren Briggs as the squad’s number-one lady player. A former world No18, she has already had a good showing against world No7 Camille Serme in the first away fixture against Surrey Health & Racquets.
Olly Pett, a former junior international, returns after injury and the club’s number-one player Mo Azlan Iskandar, who is world No13, was fourth in the 2010 Commonwealth Games and won the Malaysian Open, will also rejoin the squad.
Robbie Temple is starting his third season for Chichester and is consistently in the world top 60.
His play is becoming more consistent and playing at No1 or No2 should add to his game and help him break into the top 50.
Three world-class players from Hong Kong, part of Pete Genever’s successful professional squad, join the team - Max Lee, Leo Au and Dick Au.
All look exciting prospects for the future and, as expected from training with Genever, they all have excellent all-court games and are extremely fit and fast around the court.
Leo Au made his debut in the first fixture against Surrey and after a fantastic five-game match came away victorious. Team stalwarts Tim Vail, Alex Gough and Pete Genever continue as part of the squad and are strong down the order.
The first home fixture against Winchester on Tuesday, November 16, at 7pm, will be a tough match for Chichester.
Winchester are making their debut in the PSL, replacing Guildford, and are expected to include No1 Joey Barrington, who is ranked No28 in the world.
Chichester have two consecutive home matches - they follow this one with TWP St George’s Hill’s visit on November 23.
Spectators are welcome and tickets for both matches are on sale at the club – phone 01243 785664.