North Shore Squash Club Player Profile: Abbie Palmer
Squash success and North Shore Squash Club’s star Junior, Abbie Palmer are never far apart and for a 15 year old, Abbie has amassed an impressive array of titles and alocades.
Abbie has won New Zealand U11, U13 and U15 and both North and South Island U11; U13, U15 and U17 age group titles.
This year Abbie won the U17 Australian title and during this month will represent New Zealand at the World Juniors held in Poland having previously done so in Boston in 2011.
Coached by North Shore Club coach Mark Waldin, Abbie has a steely determination to succeed. “Abbie quite simply hates to lose. I’ve seen her seemingly out on her feet against more mature and stronger players but she has this ability to maintain her focus whilst physically drained.”
Whilst Mark is supremely proud of his protégé’s progress and success none matches that more than her equally devoted parents, Nelson and Joyce. “It’s all coming together nicely for Abbie at the moment” expressed Joyce, “and we were extremely proud to see Squash New Zealand recognise Abbie’s all round qualities by naming her 2013 New Zealand Junior Ambassador”
The North Shore Squash Club has a dedicated professional in Charne Lubbe, Director of Generation of Fitness to run their Junior nights held at the club every Friday evening at 5.30pm for beginners, 6.30pm intermediate and 7.30pm for advanced Juniors during school terms. The first three nights are without cost and the club provides coaching and rackets for beginners.
Somewhere on the North Shore there will be any number of latent Abbie Palmers who just need to be given the opportunity that Nelson and Joyce have given Abbie.
It’s no more difficult than initially contacting Marjorie or Deborah of the North Shore Squash Club: on 489 4760, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.northshoresquash.co.nz to arrange your free Friday night clinics.