Dundalk Tennis Squash & Badminton Club celebrate their centenary this year and to mark the milestone held an Open day last Saturday and also had 3 exhibition matches in squash, badminton and tennis on the day.
The Irish number 1 Arthur Gaskin played the 17 year old David Ryan from Sutton. David is the number 1 ranked Under 17 in Europe and winner of several major U17 open titles in Europe this season. Dundalk were absolutely delighted to have such high ranking players to play the exhibition match, celebrating their centenary. Squash in Dundalk has been a little quiet in recent years but there is a real appetite and enthusiasm in the club to attract new members and increase participation in the club, especially with junior players.
There will be another Open day in September exclusive for Squash, with local schoolchildren invited to a coaching programme with the aim of getting the children to join the squash club post the programme in January. Dundalk has 3 squash courts with excellent facilities and a fully equipped clubhouse.
The Tennis match featured Conor Niland and the Badminton match Chloe Magee so overall it was a great day in Dundalk with a large crowd enjoying the 3 matches and glorious sunshine where there was a barbeque and plenty of fun for all who attended.