Squash star Perry helps launch new academy - The Leamington Observer

Squash star Perry helps launch new academy

Steve Carpenter 1st Apr, 2017 Updated: 6th Apr, 2017   0

SQUASH: WORLD number eight Sarah Jane Perry was on hand to help launch the new Junior Squash Academy at Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club.

The Academy, sponsored by Warwick-based Phillips 66, was opened by British National Champion Perry, who took time out of her busy schedule to coach and inspire the young squash players.

The academy is being run by England Club Coach of the Year 2016, Jason Pike, and is already seeing success.

Five Leamington juniors are ranked in the top 25 for their age group in England and have been chosen to train with the elite England Squash West Midlands Aspire Programme.

“Leamington has always taken great pride in encouraging young members of the community to play squash and we’ve had some high profile players come through the ranks,” said club chairman Ming Lee.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Phillips 66 to create a clear pathway and academy programme so our young squash players can dedicate themselves and achieve their potential.”

Anne Day, brand communications manager at Phillips 66, added: “Our company vision is ‘Providing energy – Improving lives’ and our support of the new Junior Squash Academy reflects this vision.

“We are delighted to play a part in supporting the sports club’s goal of delivering great sporting programmes which will undoubtedly help local children create positive lifelong sporting habits.”


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