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Cheadle is the class act in squash court challenge
North Essex Squash Academy (NESA) coach Chris Vine organised and led another successful Activetendring Court Challenge.
The summer squash festival was held at five Tendring Council locations – Frinton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Harwich Sports Centre, Ardleigh Hall Leisure Club, the University of Essex sports centre and Lexden Squash Club.
The event has gone from strength to strength since it started in the summer of 2006.
It encourages junior players of all ability levels to participate and play at five different locations throughout the week, scoring points from their matches, as well as a bonus 30 for each day’s attendance.
The winners are those who ultimately collect the most points in their tournament category.
This year there were three categories – year eight and under boys, year six and under boys and year six and under girls.
There were two main contenders from day one in the boy’s two events – Zachary Cheadle, from Ardleigh Squash Club, and Frinton’s Josh Stinson.
Both are NESA students and showed great improvement throughout the week.
They proved the closest of rivals.
However, by the end of the week, it was Cheadle who was rewarded for his efforts on finals day at the University of Essex. He clinched both categories with determined performances.
In the year eight category, Cheadle had 455 points and Stinson 440.
In the year six category, Cheadle accumulated 303 points to Stinson’s 220.
Harry Martin, from Lexden, came third in both categories, while the girls’ event was won by Ellie Hewes.
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