Tournament play can be very taxing both mentally and physically ...
I recently played two tournaments near Canada's west coast, in Alberta. The first tournament was a 10k PSA event in downtown Calgary at the lovely Bankers Hall Club. I wasn't meant to be in the event, but due to a last minute withdrawal I was given a spot in the main draw.
I confess I do not really play that many tournaments anymore due to time constraints. I am however playing in one tomorrow and am really looking forward to it. I am playing in it as it is fundraising event for the University of Waterloo varsity team and I am friends with some of the team. I am also donating a prize to the tournament for them as well.
As mentioned in an earlier entry Mike McCue who blogs for us is playing in this year's PSA 5K National Squash Academy Open. Mike played his first match last night which I was lucky enough to see and he won convincingly! Mike played Tyler Hamilton who is also from Canada. Tyler is the higher ranked player ranked #170 in the world to Mike's #197 ranking so this was a bit of an upset.
Mike McCue who blogs for us is entered in the National Squash Academy Open 2012 that starts next week and we would like to wish him the best of luck. Mike trains out of the National Squash Academy (NSA) so this is a tournament on his home court. Many of the entrants in this tournament train out of the NSA. Mike's first match is against Tyler Hamilton a fellow Canadian. It should be a very tough match.