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Palmer makes UK debut in Legends

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Palmer Makes UK Legends Debut at the 9Telecom Legends at St. George’s Hill 

Former world champion David Palmer will take part in the third edition of the 9 Telecom Legends of Squash at St Georges Hill Lawn Tennis Club in Weybridge, Surrey, from September 14-17.

Having made a successful debut on the Legends of Squash Tour in Belgium in May, beating Peter Nicol in the final, Palmer will be hoping to continue his success in the UK.

Palmer, who won two World Open titles and four British Opens, retired from the PSA World Tour last November but has remained in great shape and will provide a tough test for the returning Legends.

This year’s event promises to be the strongest yet featuring four former world number ones who have amassed more than 150 titles during their illustrious careers. However, Jonathon Power, Peter Nicol and John White will all be keen to show Palmer that life on the Legends tour can be just as competitive as it was on the PSA.

Palmer, who runs a squash academy where he lives in Florida, said: ‘It was great to be invited to be part of the Legends Tour. I have had some great battles with the guys over the years and look forward to many more! The event in Namur showed that the rivalries can continue for a few more years, albeit on a slightly
less intense level!’

Irishman Derek Ryan, a former world No.7 and the most capped squash player of all time, also joins the fray. Former world No.4 Simon Parke, seven-time European club champion Tim Garner and ex-British national champion Stephen Meads complete the mouth-watering line-up.

Tickets priced from £15-£35 are on sale from the club on 01932 843541

There are also opportunities to get on court with the Legends with a series of clinics running over the weekend.

Contact Tim Garner on [email protected]
sports.com for more information.

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