Today has seen the final of the inaugural Courtcraft Nick Matthew Academy Steel City Open event, held at the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club over the last 4 days.
The PSA £5,000 prize money event featured 16 World Ranked, young professionals in a knockout format including players from Bermuda, New Zealand and South Africa as well as home grown talent from within the UK.
In today’s final Greg Lobban beat George Parker 3-0. Greg Lobban was a Scottish representative at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow.
Home to three time World Squash Champion, and 6 times British Champion, Nick Matthew, the Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club has recently had extensive refurbishment work (including replacing 6 squash court floors) done on its courts by title sponsor Courtcraft, the leading squash court contractor in the UK.
Managing Director of Courtcraft, Thomas Smith, said, ‘This has been our first sponsorship of the tournament in Sheffield. We are pleased that such a strong list of young talented squash players turned out in this first Courtcraft Nick Matthew Academy event. Congratulations to winner Greg Lobban and thanks to everyone who has been involved in the tournament including our hosts at the Hallamshire.’