by Stuart Reid
The first ever Squash event takes place in Scotland next weekend.
The Scottish Open takes places at Scotstoun the weekend of the November 25 and 26 and Scotland’s number 1 women’s squash player, Lisa Aitken is looking forward to participating in an event on home soil,
“I think it will be great to take part in an event of front of what will hopefully be an inspired and noisy home crowd. I have felt what it’s like playing against somebody that is in front of a home crowd when I played in New Zealand earlier this year and it seems like it is something that will hopefully be helpful.
“Scottish people are always loud anyway so hopefully that can be used to my advantage when I play there
“if I can get the crowd behind me then it can only stand to help me in the event and, who knows, I might be able to reward them by winning the title, which would obviously be amazing.
Aitken only returned from 2 years out of the sport after being diagnosed with dengue fever in 2014 after competing in a tournament in Malaysia and she thinks a win in her home country would complete the perfect return which saw her win her first 2 tour level events in Switzerland and New Zealand,
“This year has gone better than I had imagined but there is always room for improvement in every aspect.
“Winning my first two tour level events has been a dream for me but I dare say that winning a tournament in Scotland, in front of a home crowd, would top the lot. But I know it will not be easy as there are a number top players who ill be taking part in this event.”