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Squash Juniors Shining Bright

Story: Wayne I Flack | Photo: Ben McShea
Apr 25, 2019
Squash Juniors Shining Bright
The Redcliffe PCYC Scarborough Squash Club has a bright future ahead, if the recent performance of its junior players is an indicator.

Three juniors shone at the recent Redcliffe PCYC Junior Open — a tournament that attracted interstate junior players from as far south as Coffs Harbour.

Zack Hilstein, 16, competed in Division 2 and showed gritty determination and unbelievable technique to claim the prize and win. In Division 1, Lachlan Michel, 17, and Mackenzie Mutton, 16, showed the same resilience and Redcliffe fighting spirit to be placed within the top four. Lachlan came in third with Mackenzie in fourth place.

Sam Foyle, vice president at the Redcliffe PCYC Scarborough Squash Club said everyone was very proud and excited with the players’ achievements.  

“The three juniors are extremely ambitious having been in the sport for just five years, and the whole club is proud of their success, and seeing them grow and make representative teams is so rewarding,” Sam said.

Zack, Lachlan and Mackenzie’s success doesn’t end there. They have been selected for the regional schools team and will travel Logan in June to compete.

The junior players have some inspirational role models at the club, in the likes of former World Champion and World Number one, Rachael Grinham, along with Josh Foyle and their number one club player, Brad Freeme, both accredited referees who refereed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The president of the club and juniors coach, Ian Freeme, is also a former multiple World Masters Champion.

“(Ian) is dedicated not only to promoting the sport of squash in the wider community, but is passionate about the development and growth of our juniors,” Sam said.

“Having players at the club of this prestige, skill and experience is an excellent motivator for our juniors and gives real pathways for their aspirations,” Sam said.

The Redcliffe PCYC Scarborough Squash Club is open to new juniors and adult players, regardless of experience level. The club offers organised games, competition fixtures, junior squash and social hits as well as coaching and practice opportunities, and regular tournaments. Find out more via