Yamba squash duo steps down
THEY’VE seen hundreds of kids pass through their doors, bred a world-ranked squash champion and held parties that went to 2am in the early days.
But today, after 20 years, Steven and Susan Pilley lock the doors to the Yamba Squash Courts for the last time.
“We’ve got mixed emotions about leaving, and looking back we’ve certainly had a great time and a wonderful lifestyle here,” Susan said yesterday.
The couple took over the courts in 1989 and lived in the adjoining house until last year.
They have held tournaments that have attracted competitors from all over the country.
The Pilleys developed a close relationship with the AIS squash division in Brisbane and regularly had Australian coaches Geoff Hunt and Rod Martin holding coaching at the Yamba courts.
Devoted Yamba ‘squashies’ will be happy to know that at least two of the courts – and the competition – will still be running. Susan will be managing the first comp of the year.