Three of best look to squash the rest
Budding squash players take note, three of New Zealand’s best will play in the Cromwell Open squash tournament this weekend.
New Zealand junior players Caleb Madden, 17, of Cromwell, and Hamilton brothers Lwamba, 17, and Temwa, 16, Chileshe will be the pick of an 80-strong field to take the court in the Squash New Zealand tournament.
Madden and Temwa Chileshe are both members of the under-17 elite development squad and have a fierce rivalry, the pair ranked number three and four in the squad respectively.
Lwamba Chileshe is part of the junior elite squad of which a team will be picked for the World Championships later this year.
All three are former South Island junior champions.
Madden’s father, Shaun Madden, a former New Zealand rep, will not play due to other commitments.
‘‘It would be good to get some of the young players from the area to come and see them [play],’’ Cromwell Squash Club treasurer Hugh Derham said.
‘‘To get three members of the elite squad is pretty good.’’
The tournament, featuring players from all over the country, will start on Friday with finals matches played on Sunday.
Derham encouraged the public to get along, especially to watch those ‘‘great youngsters’’.
‘‘It’s a different game to what us old fellows play.’’
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