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World number one Mohamed El Shorbagy helps open new Warwick squash court

Steve Carpenter 13th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE TOP squash player in the world graced the Leamington courts to officially open the club’s new Court Six.

World number one Mohamed El Shorbagy was joined by club chairman Ming Lee and Leamington’s Mayor Ann Morrison as well as a large crowd who were all on-hand to check out the new C4 Logistics Court.

The new court, which was funded through Sport England Inspired Facility and England Squash grants will enable the club to meet the growing demand as Squash continues to rise in popularity in the area.

Membership figures have grown from 325 to over 500 within the past three years and the new court will help the club deliver better sporting programmes for members going forward, with a particular focus on developing the next generation of squash players.

A full day of celebration was organised for members prior to the official court opening and a Squash exhibition by some of the best players in the world including El Shorbagy, former world number one James Willstrop, Australian number one Cameron Pilley and women’s world number two Laura Massaro.

“It is extremely unusual for a club exhibition evening to attract a six player line-up all of whom could be seen in the final stages of a major world squash tournament,” said Leamington chairman Lee.

“Leamington’s reputation as a squash club is growing and we are delighted that such high profile players have chosen to celebrate with us.”