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Inverness athlete becomes Scottish junior squash champion

By Will Clark

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Inverness squash athlete Alasdair Prott won gold at the Scottish Junior National Championships in Aberdeen.

Alasdair Prott became Scottish champion.
Alasdair Prott became Scottish champion.

In a repeat of last year's Boys’ Under-19 final, Prott beat 2019 champion John Meehan from Strathgryffe impressively in three games, 6-11, 3-11, 5-11.

Prott was clinical throughout the tournament and the 18-year-old feels his move to Edinburgh last

summer has improved his game.

The first-year Heriot-Watt student said: "I moved to Edinburgh for university and also to be closer to

the Scottish Squash Performance base. The training has been superb.

"Performance coach Kylie Lindsay has really helped me in the last six months as have fellow coaches Paul Bell and Kevin Moran.

"It’s top quality coaching and I've started playing more of a base game rather than taking the ball in too early in the rally.

"A base game is more suited to the transition into the seniors and i've been a bit more patient on the ball, waiting for a more certain opportunity rather than just going up the court looking for whatever I can get.

"It showed in the performances throughout the weekend and in the final.

He added: "After last year when John got one over me here I was determined to win this time.

"The competition in our age group is always great and John and I are pushing each other forward into the seniors now."

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