Local squash duo recognised by WA Squash Hall of Fame

Local squash icons Lyn Chandler and Sue Hillier (right) with WA Squash Hall of Fame inductee Helen Muir. Picture: Joe Mihaly
Local squash icons Lyn Chandler and Sue Hillier (right) with WA Squash Hall of Fame inductee Helen Muir. Picture: Joe Mihaly

TWO local squash champions were recognised at the WA Squash Hall of Fame last week.

Lathlain resident Lyn Chandler was presented with the Service to WA Squash Award during the dinner on November 7.

Chandler started playing squash at Belmont Squashworks in 1983 before joining the committee two years later, which she has been on apart from a one-year absence.

She has served on most of the WA Squash committees and is still heavily involved running the Monday night and day league competitions.

Victoria Park Squash Club coach and Manning resident Sue Hillier was awarded the 2017 Player of the Year.

Hillier has had an outstanding year starting with a win in the World Masters over-50 in April.

She then went on to play in the final of the WA Open hoping for her eight win, only to lose in four.

In July, Hillier won the Golden Open Div 1 and Masters event before she went on to win the WA State Masters O50 title.

Hillier represented Australia in the Masters Trans Tasman team in September winning all her matches in the test series.

She then won her fifth Australian over-50 Championship in Ballarat to become only the eighth player to achieve five wins in an age group since the competition began.

Hillier ended the year as the number one female player in WA an incredible achievement for the 54-year-old.

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