Team competition day in aid of Sumner Malik. 12 March 2017

The club is hosting a team based squash day at Poult Wood on Sunday 12th March and all members, adults and juniors are invited to take part.

The format is a team based event, with all matches played on Sunday 12th March. All entrants will be placed into teams of roughly equal strength and composition, with teams competing in a mini league. The exact make up will be decided based on the number of people who are able to play. As a rough guide we hope to have teams of 5 with 1 or 2 Club Team Players, 1 or 2 Ordinary members and 1 or 2 juniors. This will ensure everyone has competitive matches with their opponents being of similar standard. There will be a lot of games to be played and therefore the format will most likely be Best of 3, PAR to 11. All players should get a minimum of 3 matches, most likely 4.

The day will start at 9.30am, there will be a light lunch provided (minestrone soup and a roll) and should finish around 4pm. It will be a really fun day and another good event for club members following the success of our 1 day club championship.

This is an event which the club has thought running about for some time and has decided to dedicate the first one to raising funds for Sumner Malik. Many of you will have heard about Sumner and may also have supported him. However for those that are not aware, Sumner is a 10 year old boy who comes from a local squash mad family. He has a condition called DIPG which is a brain tumour affecting children and for which treatment is at the trial stage. He has had the first operation which involved surgery to create a vent into his skull and he now needs to receive monthly infusions. Each of these costs £6000 and we are keen to try and help.

As the first event is for Sumner we hope players will be happy to pay £25 to enter the event. All money except the lunch cost will be sent as a donation from the club towards his treatment.

Final details for the day will be published much nearer the date. Please email me to let me know if you can take part and I will ensure you are placed in a team.

Regards, Tony