As the Bulldogs and the Fashionvistas recorded impressive wins over their rivals, a sad feeling resonated from the squash courts at Seymour College.
After nearly 30 years, it was confirmed that the courts will be demolished during the Christmas school holidays.
For club legends like Noel ‘The Ace’ Pearson, Colin ‘The Headband’ McBean and David ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Hall, this may mean an end to their squash careers.
The Ace and The Headband are keen to continue their careers — but for Hall, the end of a great career is beckoning.
‘‘I knew this day would come, my body is shot so I’ll be hanging up the racquet and joining T-Rex at the squash players’ retirement village,’’ he said.
‘‘I’ve known for a while that I can’t keep going on, and with the courts being demolished the timing is perfect.
‘‘My father was school council president of the Seymour Technical High School when the courts were built and I will be playing in the last competition.’’
Hall hopes his Bulldogs will be able to go all the way and play in the final — the final match to be played on the Seymour courts.
At this stage, the Fashionvistas are leading the ladder and look like the team to beat.
Chad ‘Yves’ Parker and Macca put on a classic game with Parker clinching the fifth game 17-16.
With Hall strutting his stuff the Bulldogs have moved into second.
Could he pull off one final premiership?
He certainly thinks he can.
Seymour Squash will go out with a bang.
All past players who would like to attend the final match in November and a farewell dinner early next year (date to be confirmed) are asked to phone Noel on 0401196043 to express their interest.
Keep calling your lets.