World ranked number 10 and World Doubles Gold medallist, Paul Coll backs the JC Lindsay Scottish Junior Open as a fantastic event to compete in. Having played in the competition as a junior player Coll recently spoke to Scottish Squash Regional Development Officer, Kevin Moran about the event.

What did you enjoy most about Edinburgh as a city?

“I enjoyed meeting the great Scottish people and spending Hogmanay (New Years Eve) there!”

Did you enjoy your time/play well at the Scottish Junior Open?

“I enjoyed the Scottish Open a lot. I played well there finishing 4th in the event which was great for me at the time”. 

This years JC Lindsay Scottish Junior Open returns to it’s old date between Christmas and New Year meaning it will run prior to the most prestigious junior competition, the British Junior Open .

Would you recommend the tournament to kids especially those also competing in the British Junior Open?

“I think it would be a great idea to play the JC Lindsay Scottish Junior Open just before the British Junior Open especially since both are in the UK. It makes sense to play two tournaments so close to each other and it’s also a great tournament in itself”.

If you had a piece of advice for anyone competing in the JC Lindsay Scottish Junior Open coming from a different country what would it be?

“Once piece of advice, enjoy Scotland, enjoy the tournament, play hard but play fair!”

Scottish Squash would like to thank Paul for taking the time to speak with our team about the event. Anyone interested in finding out further details on the JC Lindsay Scottish Junior Open which is being delivered in partnership with Eye Rackets should check out the website. Closing date for entries is Friday 17th November.