Young gun a sur­prise pack­age

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - SPORT -

A VIC­TO­RIA Park Squash Club mem­ber has shown off his skills on the in­ter­na­tional stage by win­ning a tro­phy at a ma­jor tour­na­ment.

Shelley res­i­dent Greg Chan (12) won the un­der-13 boys com­pe­ti­tion at the Hong Kong Ju­nior Squash Open, which ran from July 27 to Au­gust 1.

The tro­phy con­tin­ues a stel­lar year for Chan after he won the un­der-13 boys com­pe­ti­tion at the 2016 Aus­tralian Ju­nior Open in Tasmania in March.

Chan’s mother Ping said she was proud of his achieve­ment be­cause he was not seeded highly go­ing into the tour­na­ment.

“There is def­i­nitely some in­ter­est and pas­sion to play con­sid­er­ing his age and he’s been will­ing to work,” she said.

“I don’t think he needs to be pushed into it and I think he wants to suc­ceed.”

Vic­to­ria Park Squash Club coach Sue Hil­lier said Chan’s tem­per­a­ment made him a spe­cial player.

“He’s not fussed if he wins or loses, he would rather en­ter­tain,” she said.

“That’s a very rare at­tribute for some­one at his age, but he’s also a very creative player.

“He makes shots that no one expects him to make.”

Greg Chan has im­pressed on the in­ter­na­tional stage.

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