The Northern’s international professional women’s squash tournament, The Courtcare Northern Open 2019, takes place this year from March 27th - 31st.
World Top 100 players from 11 nations are in the final draw, with The Northern’s Head Professional Julianne Courtice - World ranked 38 and last year’s winner - as the no 1 seed.
Other local names in the draw include Rachel Chadwick and Olivia Howell.
And this year, the squash team have launched a new PSA Satellite Tour Men’s Event, The Ian Stewart Cup, named in honour of the Northern’s Club President, who so sadly died in November 2018. Ian was a great friend to squash, was instrumental in expanding the Club’s squash facilities in the 1970s, and ran the annual over-60s tournament after he himself had given up playing.
With two tournaments running side by side, there will be lots of great squash on our courts that week. Matches on 27th - 29th will be FREE to watch; tickets for the semi-finals and finals will go on sale at the beginning of March.
PLUS there will be FREE open junior training on the Saturday morning and a FREE ladies training session on the Sunday morning. (Contact the club for details)
Incorporating the Ian Stewart Cup PSA Satellite Men's event
10am - 12 Open Junior Training
13.00 - Women's and Men's Semi-final Matches
9.30am - 12. Women's and girls' Training
12.00 - 17.00: Clarins Event (in the Lawn Room)
13.00: Men’s Final - Court 6
14.30: Women’s Final - Court 6
Cheshire has the largest and most active Ladies’ Squash League in England with 32 teams from 20 clubs competing across four Divisions. Offering competitive squash in a sociable environment, the League also attracts a number of clubs from surrounding counties, where there is no local ladies’ league squash available. To take account of this, the two lowest divisions - 3a and 3b - are organised geographically to reduce the required travelling. Matches are played on Monday nights, with all teams playing each other Home and Away, in a season stretching from early October until mid-March.