Edinburgh teenager Georgia Adderley admits she has her work cut out to retain her title at this weekend’s Scottish Squash Championships at Edinburgh Sports Club.
Adderley won last year’s final aged just 16, but she faces an imposing challenge this time from her international team-mates Lisa Aitken and Alison Thomson, who are seeded one and two.
“I’m really looking forward to it and it’s great for the event that there’s such a strong field,” said Adderley, who plays sixth seed Catherine Holland in the quarter-final of a event that gets underway on Friday.
“I’m excited to play at my home club and bring to the tournament a lot of things I’ve been working on over the summer.”
There is plenty of local interest in the men’s singles. Top seed Greg Lobban and defending champion Alan Clyne both train at the city’s Oriam Centre, as does fourth seed Doug Kempsell.
Following first-round byes for all three, Lobban plays either John Meehan or David Lindsay, Clyne meets James Taylor or Daniel O’Sullivan and Kempsell takes on Paul Wynne or Craig Valente-Wallace.