New rankings bring good news for local squash players

Georgia Adderley and Alan Clyne have both enjoyed recent success
Georgia Adderley and Alan Clyne have both enjoyed recent success
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Edinburgh squash has plenty to celebrate after Scottish No.1 Alan Clyne climbed another place to 31 in the new world rankings, while city youngsters Doug Kempsell and Georgia Adderley have both achieved major breakthroughs.

Clyne, based at Heriot-Watt University, won last month’s Wimbledon Club Open and also claimed his seventh Scottish title, beating Kempsell in the final. Kempsell’s consolation is a two-place improvement to a career-high No.98 in the updated PSA standings, and the 23-year-old smiled: “It’s great to be in double digits, but there’s still lots of hard work to come.”

Sixteen-year-old Adderley landed her first national senior title last month and has been rewarded with a massive leap from 189 to 150. “I’m over the moon!” she said. “Thanks to (coach) Kevin Moran and Scottish Squash for their continued support.” Greg Lobban slipped another six spots to 66 while he continues to recover from a serious hamstring injury, but he still hopes to be fit enough to join his training partners Clyne, Kempsell and Moran at the European Team Championships in Helsinki later this month.