Lancashire School Boy Makes British National Squash Championships Debut

Lancashire School Boy Makes British National Squash Championships Debut
Promising squash player Henry Beach fulfilled every young squash player’s dream by being given a wildcard entry into this year’s National Squash Championships as part of the continued legacy programme between the National Squash Championships and Manchester Squash Academy.
15-year-old Beach started playing at the Manchester Squash Academy aged nine. The academy headed by Chris Lengthorn, goes from strength to strength with thirty-five children from across Manchester benefiting from world-class facilities at the National Squash Centre.
Beach unfortunately lost his qualifying match against Alex Ingham 11/6, 11/7, 11/3, but he certainly showed his potential and wasn’t phased by the large crowd.
“It was a fantastic experience, it was great to play in front of quite a few people and has certainly motivated me to train even harder to compete again next year,” said Beach.
Manchester Head Coach Chris Lengthorn, said: “Playing in the National Championships and competing with players with a lot more experience is great for Henry at such a young age.  He certainly has the ability to push on and become a great player.
“It’s fantastic that a player that has developed through the Manchester Squash Academy has competed in such a prestigious national event.”
The National Squash Championships are taking place at the National Squash Centre between 11-17 February.
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The National Squash Championships see the best British players battle it out to become National Champion including double world champion Nick Matthew, world no.3 James Willstrop and the women’s world no.3 Laura Massaro.
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