Wimbledon Cup 2016
The 2016/17 BSPA circuit gets under way in November with the Wimbledon Cup.
 Alison Waters 3-0  Millie Tomlinson 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 (35m)
[3/4] Joel Makin 3-0  Ben Coleman 11-3, 11-8, 14-12 (65m)
After two days’ play the Wimbledon Cup is down to the finals, with Welshman Joel Makin set to face Ben Coleman in the men’s final while Alison Waters and Millie Tomlinson will meet to decide the women’s champion.
Makin reached the final as top seed Tom Richards retired injured after the first game of the semi-final, while Coleman beat Jaymie Haycocks in four close games. Top seeds Waters and Tomlinson have both yet to drop a game.
What they said: quotes from the players, below the draws …
What They Said:
Rowan Elkalaawy who had a tough draw against Alison Walters and lost 3-0 in the Quarter finals: It was a really good experience to play against someone in the top 10. To be able to learn from someone who shows such control on court was a whole new experience for me.
Alison Walters who seemed to progress through to the semi-finals with relative ease: Its really nice to get back into competitive game play following the last tournament in New York where I reached the final. I’m hoping to build on that here and I’m enjoying incorporating aspects of my game that I worked on over summer in to my competitive play so that I’m ready for the world teams in a few weeks.
Elise Lazarus who won 3-0 against Elspeth Young: I struggled this morning to hit my stride in the quarter finals but as soon as I found my feet I was happy with my performance. I’m so excited for the semis, to play against someone like Alison and can’t wait to enjoy the experience.
Steph Walton: Steph lost to Millie in the quarter finals 3-0: I’ve really enjoyed the tournament, I’ve had two really good games and as far as loosing goes it was pretty fun! Its been really nice to play here and to watch such good matches as well.
Rachel Chadwick who beat Kace Bartley (3-1): Kace played really well, she’s very talented at the front so I had to really concentrate on keeping it away from her there. I’m happy I won and glad I managed to keep focused in the fourth game where it was very close. I’m looking forward to playing Millie again, and just need to focus on playing my best squash.
Rory Stewart who lost to Jaymie Haycocks (3-1): The tournament has been well organised with great facilities. I always enjoy coming to this tournament. I was delighted with my performance with one of the best win’s in my career against Joe Green in the last round. I feel I’m playing my best with a good summer pre-season behind me with new coaches who have helped to improve my game and being able to train with my hero every day- Alan Clyne. I’m already looking forward to next years tournament.
Joel Makin, who won 3-0 against Chris Leiper: I was happy with my performance and to win in 3 games. With 2 matches a day I find it important not to spend too much time on court early so as to conserve my energy for the later matches. I felt Chris played well and positively in the quarter final match. Looking ahead to my semi-final later, I have never played Tom although I’ve obviously seen him around a lot. I’m looking forward even though it should be a tough one.
Ben Coleman won 3-1 against James Peach: I thought my quarter final was a good match and we put on a good performance, I don’t feel like i gave my best game but after a few games I seemed to relax into it and start to understand James’ style of play. I’m looking forward to playing Jamie in the semi-final as I haven’t played him in a long time, it should be close and hopefully I’ll come out on top.