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NICK Matthew vis­ited Bea­cons­field Squash Club as part of his 2018 UK Club Tour.

The day was or­gan­ised by the club as part of their fundrais­ing drive to raise money to re­place the play­ing floors, add heat­ing on the courts and up­date the club fa­cil­i­ties as a whole.

Matthew spent the day at the club run­ning junior and adult coach­ing clin­ics and play­ing ex­hi­bi­tion matches against the club’s play­ers.

The 38-year-old is the most suc­cess­ful English player and one of the great­est world play­ers of all time, hav­ing lifted the World Cham­pi­onship tro­phy three times and has taken three gold medals at the Com­mon­wealth Games.

He has spent many months at the top of the world rank­ings, win­ning 35 world tour ti­tles, three Bri­tish Open ti­tles and nine na­tional ti­tles.

Club chair­man Mike Chap­ples was full of praise for the day, adding: “I can’t put into words but there was such a vibe and buzz around the club with Nick’s visit.

The fundraiser was so im­por­tant for us and that was the whole pur- pose to­day and to raise the pro­file of the squash club.”

Club man­ager Andy Long­man said: “We had a fan­tas­tic day and have raised over £2,500 to­wards our new floors and heat­ing.

“Nick was bril­liant and gave so much good ad­vice and coach­ing tips to all the junior and adult play­ers who had coach­ing dur­ing the day.”

Nick Matthew with Bea­cons­field Squash Club mem­bers

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