Prep triumphs in squash competition

St. Ignatius, Cayman Prep, John Gray and Grace Christian Academy competed at the South Sound Squash Club last Friday in the annual schools championship.  

They took part in the Maples Cayman Islands Schools competition for years 10, 11, 12 & 13 Combined.  

The schools have squash as part of their physical education curriculum and make use of the squash club’s court generally on an eight-week program basis. They are taught by the club’s head coach, Mark Chaloner.  

This competition was offered to each school for three players per year group to take part. St. Ignatius was the only school to enter a full quota of 18 participants. 

Each player competed in a minimum of four matches, each to 21 points. The most number of matches participants played was six, and there were some extremely tired kids at the end of play, Chaloner said. 

“I was particularly pleased with the performances of Isaiah Robinson from John Gray and Christian Dube from Grace Christian academy who battled it out in a deciding match which ended up 21-18 in Christian’s favor,” he said.  

“There were more girls than I’d anticipated and who played and have improved dramatically since they first stepped onto a squash court a few months ago.  

“This is where you see a distinct level of improvement, perhaps not recognized by the individuals themselves, but certainly from their teachers’ point of view.” 

Chaloner added that it was a pretty good turnout, and the younger age groups will compete at the end of May. 


Cayman Prep winners were Emma Turnbull, Kali Maclean, Ciaran Touhey, Maxwell Johnson (co-captain), Alexandra Artuch (co-captain), Mischa Kluyver and Matthew Barnett.