Line winners Silvana Malone, Jill Hume, Judy Collins and Jenny Gillott accept their trophies at the ladies squash presentation dinner.
Line winners Silvana Malone, Jill Hume, Judy Collins and Jenny Gillott accept their trophies at the ladies squash presentation dinner. Deanna Millard

Gillott back from injury and dominating squash competition

JENNY Gillott has recovered from back surgery to go through the second ladies season undefeated in Warwick ladies squash.

Gillott went through a season undefeated for a second time. She conceded only one game during the season - in the second round to Wendy Whittaker.

Being unbeaten for the season, she was the runaway winner in the "battle for the line 1" trophy.

Each week, Gillott plays two nights of squash, Tuesday or Wednesday, in the Warwick Rose Squash Club mixed competition and then each Thursday in the ladies.

She has played squash for the past three decades.

"I was playing tennis and hockey when my sister Lyndel introduced me to squash," she said.

"I missed three seasons due to pregnancies and two seasons (half-year) with back surgery."

When she went to hospital for major back surgery in May last year, Gillott expected to be saying goodbye to her squash career, at least for a couple of years.

"I had suffered from a back complaint from birth which required surgery," Gillott said.

"The doctor said I could go back to squash, but I didn't think so."

She started hitting up in November and went back to fixtures at the end of January this year.

"I am stoked to be playing again," Gillott said.

"Squash is the only sport I do, I just love it."

Mother and daughter Judy Collins and Jill Hume won lines 2 and 3 based on wins and losses all season.

Collins returned to the sport after a gap of 15 years to narrowly win line 2 from Susan Blake.

Hume was best on line 3 and Silvana Malone won line 4 in even contests.

Jade Whitten won the most-improved player award and Jo Barsby was encouragement award winner, both in debut seasons.

New players welcome to social play at St Mary's at 6.30pm Thursday and then each Thursday in January.



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