Rooney and Ron­aldo on court

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For­mer world num­ber one James Will­strop and Ca­nary Wharf Clas­sic cham­pion Mathieu Castag­net will take a coach­ing ses­sion with the club’s ju­nior sec­tion be­fore go­ing head-to-head on court.

The event has been or­gan­ised by chair­man Peter Dickinson as part of a resur­gence in pop­u­lar­ity of the sport at the club, said Che­sham Bois STC pub­lic­ity of­fi­cer Adrian Pearce.

“It’s like hav­ing Rooney and Ron­aldo com­ing down to play at Che­sham United,” said Pearce, “we’re very lucky to have them com­ing along. Once we ex­plained how big they are in the squash world, we had some very ex­cited young­sters.

“We have a re­ally ac­tive ju­nior sec­tion with more than 50 mem­bers, which has been built up by the coach Sam Mueller – one of the best over-45 in the coun­try and who is still win­ning na­tional ti­tles.

“We are hop­ing [the ju­niors] will be in­spired by hav­ing two world-class play­ers coach them be­fore go­ing on to watch them play on the same courts they play on. We also have a strong se­nior sec­tion, with more than 300 mem­bers, and have been one of the best clubs in Bucks for years. Squash is hav­ing a resur­gence, and we’re at the fore­front in Bucks. We have a strong pres­ence in the com­mu­nity through coach­ing in schools.”

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