The Winchester Girls Squash Squad visited their sponsor's fish and chip restaurant, Shoal, for their annual Christmas supper on Tuesday December 5. 

The Shoal squad with girls ranging from 8-18, the UK's biggest girls' squash section, has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2020, and can now boast an international player amongst it's number, with many of our newer members now competing all over the country including the recent British Junior Championships, and representing Hampshire at the Inter-Counties. 

Mike Sharpe, co organiser, said: "With squash making its debut at the 2028 Olympics we are hoping the sport will now attract more juniors, particularly girls, to this amazing sport and throw off it's historic and erroneous image of an elitist game for affluent middle aged males. Once described as 'chess on legs', the fast paced racquet sport of squash has enormous physical and cognitive benefits and our squad also brings the undeniable social benefits of being part of a social and supportive community. The squad has a strong identity though the generosity of our sponsor Lenny Carr Roberts, patron of Shoal, Bugle Inn and The Fox. Our goal is to help our girls be the best version of themselves, on and off court, and if, with the help of our top coaches, they end up playing at the BJC, that's a bonus! New squad members are always welcome and we offer free introductory sessions.”

For more details, contact Alex Philips at