Senior national squash player, Nyron Joseph is pleased with his showing in 2018 following his herculean effort on Sunday to recapture the Lucozade Handicap Squash title which brought the curtain down on senior squash tournaments for the year at the Georgetown Club Squash court.
The overall triumph, where he defeated Deje Dias in straight sets, was the 21-year-old’s second handicap tournament win of the year following his win over Alexander Cheeks in February to take the Bounty Farm Limited Handicap tournament.
A few months on, he went down to overseas-based senior pro, Richard Chin 2-3 in a gruelling and exciting Georgetown Squash Association (GCA) senior national championships semi-final.
Those performances, blended with his undoubted ability, landed him spots on the national set-up (Though not for the first time) to participate in the 2018 Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Colombia and the Pan American Qualifiers in the Cayman Islands, a few months ago.
“The year went pretty well for me. I’ve played a lot of tournaments down to the end, and then I had two regional tournaments; the PamAm Qualifiers which were a great experience and the CAC Games, which was also a fantastic experience,” he told Stabroek Sport Sunday.
Looking ahead to next year, now that is a season is over, Joseph declared that he is keen on continuing his good fortune and aims to further his development.
Added to that, he is actively involved in coaching the junior national players, another activity he aims to continue.
“Well in 2019, I plan to continue doing well in local tournaments and at the senior CASA games,” he explained, adding: “we [men’s team] didn’t qualify for Peru [Pan American games], so I’m just focused on the local tournaments, CASA, and now I’m doing a lot of coaching, so that’s really my main focus for 2019,” Joseph disclosed.