Two of the top players at Hilltop Squash Club in Maryborough are Hannah Jamieson (left) and Cortney Prove.
Two of the top players at Hilltop Squash Club in Maryborough are Hannah Jamieson (left) and Cortney Prove. Jocelyn Watts

Squash duo set sights on titles

HANNAH Jamieson and Cortney Prove will be aiming for selection in a Queensland side that will compete against NSW this year.

The two gifted squash players compete regularly at Maryborough’s Hilltop Squash Club and have recently intensified their training session in preparation for this year’s representative season.

The first step for the girls will be making the Wide Bay representative side again this year.

Last year both girls competed at the state titles and they will be looking to go one better by being part of the Queensland team that will take on NSW.

Gordon Barsby and Lara Van Iren have both been coaching the girls, with Barsby describing the girls as two of the most promising junior players to emerge in Maryborough in recent years.

Senior players Lexie Frawley and Eileen Schmidt have also been providing guidance.

Barsby says he is confident the girls can make it – he coached Claire Massingham and Emma Hoad to the team last year and says Prove and Jamieson have the same ability to “think on the run”.

Not only are they great squash players, they are also great role models and great sports on the court, Barsby said.

The girls will kick off a big year of competition on February 13 when they contest the Bundaberg Teams Titles.

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