Thursday 27 March 2008

Clyne poised to turn pro for Scotland

Alan ClyneScottish National Champion Alan Clyne recently defeated Joel Hinds to take the British Universities title.

The 21 year-old from Munlochy on the Black Isle recently led Scotland in the World Team Championships in Chennai in the absence of John White, and is poised to turn professional once he has completed his studies in Edinburgh this year ...

Given that Scottish squash has been lacking in top-level talent since the days of Peter Nicol and Martin Heath, squash fans north of the border need a young player to get behind. Clyne is now rated third nationally after White and Stuart Crawford, with a world ranking of 135 (March 2008).

Even though he's only starting out on a professional career, Clyne must have half an eye on the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which will be held in Glasgow. He will be 27 then and approaching the peak performance age for a squash player.

Scottish Squash

1 comment:

  1. Good on him - just hope that he is more successful with funding than Peter Nicol was given that was the widely reported reason he switched sides to England.


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