World number two squash player, David Palmer will play an exhibition match against Simon Carruthers at the Coffs Harbour Squash
World number two squash player, David Palmer will play an exhibition match against Simon Carruthers at the Coffs Harbour Squash

World number two in squash exhibition



WORLD number two squash player David Palmer will be in Coffs Harbour on August 4 and 5 to play an exhibition match and conduct coaching clinics.

The weekend is filled with squash activities commencing on Friday afternoon with Palmer conducting coaching clinics for junior and senior players.

This will be followed by the Coffs Coast Junior Classic tournament which will get into full swing on Saturday with finals set down for Sunday afternoon, August 5.

Saturday night will be action packed with an exhibition match between Palmer and rising international player Simon Carruthers of Sydney, commencing from 7pm.

During the night there will be some great giveaways and a picture show of the top professionals players.

It's a great opportunity for any player, young or not so young to see David in action and hear hisviews on the world stage of squash.

Palmer will be joined by Simon Carruthers who is in great form at present and both players are preparing for overseas engagements in August and September so the action is expected to be world class.

Palmer's record is extremely impressive with three British Open Titles in 2001, 2003, 200 and a World Open Championship in 2002, attaining the world number one ranking in 2001 and 2002.

He has captained Australia to victory in the World Teams title in 2001 and 2003 and was a double bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games in 2002.

During David's career he has won 16 PSA Tour titles and has a current world ranking of number two.

His most recent Tour victory was the Windy City Open in Chicago 2006, one of the top prize money events on the World Professional circuit this year.

Simon's career highlights include representing Australia at the World junior men's Championships in 2000.

His highest world ranking is 64 and he was a quarter finalist at this year's Australian Open in Adelaide in June, where he lost to eventual winner, Stewart Boswell, World No 15 of Canberra.

Simon a winner of three PSA Tour titles including the Auckland Open and Royal Open New Zealand is a dynamic stroke player and tenacious to the end.

He is a scholarship holder at the South Australian Academy where he trains regularly when not competing overseas.

Tickets for clinics or Saturday's exhibition match are now on sale and should be snapped up quickly.



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