Neil Erskine serves in his semi-final with Yvonne Walters on Tuesday.
Neil Erskine serves in his semi-final with Yvonne Walters on Tuesday.

Stakes are high on the courts

THE stakes are heating up in the Warwick Rose Squash Club (WRSC) first season with Neil Erskine’s team having booked a spot in next week’s grand final.

Four of the eight teams in the first season played in the semi-finals on Tuesday night at the St Mary’s Tennis Centre, with Danny Lyons’ team being eliminated.

The two remaining teams, Yvonne Walter’s and Jon Henry’s, will now play off in the preliminary final this coming Tuesday night to decide who books the remaining place in the grand final on Friday, June 18.

WRSC treasurer and player Danny Lyons said the quality of play had been good in the first season, but said the club was hoping for at least eight more players for the second season, which will kick off on July 20.

Lyons said the first season had eight teams of five players each, but he said they were hoping to boost that to six lines of players in the coming season.

He said the club would cater for all quality of players and encouraged them to attend the upcoming muster nights so they could be graded.

Two people who enjoy the rivalry are Erskine and Walters, who played in the major semi-final on Tuesday night.

Erskine and Walters were the men’s and ladies’ champions last year and their teams finished first and second respectively at the end of fixtures this season.

While Erskine had the upper hand on Tuesday night, Walters’ team will no doubt be hoping to book a rematch in the grand final when her team clashes with Henry’s team this coming Tuesday night.

If you are interested in playing in the WRSC mixed competition, you can attend one of the two muster nights between 6pm and 6.30pm on July 13 and 14.

Inquiries to Lyons on 4661 1092 during business hours.

Membership costs $35 and there is a weekly game fee, which is normally about $5.



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