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Chipperfield at the double in ‘FA Cup’

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Robin Chipperfield continues to prove one of the men to beat on the squash courts of Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club after a double success in the most recent competition.

Robin Chipperfield, Andy Hepworth, Guy Birkett and Chris Dawson at Wolverhampton LTSC

The FA Cup Squash and Racketball tournaments were run on a knockout basis in keeping with the famous football competition, culminating in a finals night in front of a sizeable crowd at WLTSC.

Chipperfield, who chalked up a hat trick of annual racketball titles earlier this year, added the cup to his trophy cabinet thanks to victory over Mike Harris in the ‘A’ Final.

He then followed that up later in the evening by swapping rackets to claim the ‘A’ squash event thanks to a narrow 3-2 victory against Andy Hepworth.

Head of squash and racketball Chris Dawson was also a double winner in both plate competitions, defeating the club’s operations manager Marc Hughes in the racketball event, and Jodie Hodgkins in the squash.

Pete Langston won the racketball ‘B’ final with victory over Pete Kular, and Malkit Sall was the winner of the racketball ‘B’ Plate competition.

“It was another competitive but also fun competition and credit must go to Andy Hepworth for organising the event, a great way to end his year-long internship at the club,” said Chris.

“The idea behind the FA Cup was to bring in an event which encouraged more people to keep playing through the summer which is the traditional ‘off season’ for squash and racketball.

“It has certainly proved worthwhile in that respect with so many players taking to the courts, and we are continuing to aim to attract more people of all ages and abilities to get involved in such healthy and enjoyable sports.”

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