Squash star Peter Nicol opens £1m upgrade at Crouch End’s Coolhurst sports club

16:30 12 April 2012

Keen young players Ben Knight, left, and Ben Harrison, right, open the centre with squash star Peter Nicol, back right, and Lynne Featherstone MP.

Keen young players Ben Knight, left, and Ben Harrison, right, open the centre with squash star Peter Nicol, back right, and Lynne Featherstone MP.

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Squash royalty helped open a £1million squash court complex in Crouch End recently, in the shape of former England world number one squash player Peter Nicol.

The new development, which includes the only doubles courts in north London, was opened at Coolhurst Tennis and Squash Club, off Park Road in Crouch End, by Mr Nicol and Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone, with help from budding young squash players, Ben Knight and Ben Harrison.

The upgraded facility includes a squash hall with four new courts, a new gym, a table tennis suite and a new tennis viewing area.

The courts can be enlarged so that doubles squash can be played with four people.

The expansion was funded with £350,000 from England Squash, the Lawn Tennis Association, Sport England and the Mayor of London’s Playsport Fund, plus donations and loans from club members to the value of over £600,000.

Ms Featherstone said: “Every time I come to Coolhurst I am impressed by the new courts.

“You have been bold enough to carry through this exciting, impressive new squash facility, and I applaud the effort and energy you have put into achieving this. You are a great sports centre and I like the community spirit you develop.”

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