Pilleys show Yamba who's boss
THE squash exhibition night held at Yamba Squash Centre was a huge success.
The night started at 5pm and it was surprising how many spectators and players were there.
The exhibition was put on by the world number 18 Cameron Pilley, and Morgan Pilley, a specialist mountain bike endurance rider.
The boys played three games and played shots that club players can only dream of.
At the end of the three games players were invited to challenge or to have a hit with either Cameron or Morgan.
First on with Cameron was the number 1 Yamba player Michael Davidson. Michael is also one of the better players on the North Coast, having grown up and played with the likes of Anthony Rickets and Stewart Bowsell, both having been number 1 in Australian squash and in the top-five in the world.
As one spectator/player commented, Michael looked like a beginner when he played Cameron. After numerous games with players, Cameron teamed up with Adrian Sonter and Morgan teamed up with Michael to play an exciting match of doubles.
At 193cm Cameron had by far the best reach of all the players and the opposition found it hard to get past him.
After four hours on the court Cameron and Morgan called it quits and were happy to sit down to a feed and talk about life as a professional squash player and an endurance rider.
There are lots of changes happening at the Yamba Squash and Cycle Centre so the start of the new competition will not be until the week of February 8.
It would be easier if players could let us know if they are going to play. I have been ringing players but if I happen to miss anyone then please let us know. Anyone interested in starting, call in and we can organise what grade you can start in and how it works. Monday night will still be for juniors. This is for all high school players. The night will start at 5pm. Other nights will hopefully start at 5.30pm. We are having a massive clean out at the squash centre and there are many wonderful photos that are free to a good home.
Players past and present can come in and take any photos they would like.
There are also a few souvenir items that have been left here from years ago so if any of those owners would like them back you can come and collect them.
The new competition starts on February 8 and names have to be in before that so a draw can be finalised and handed out to players.