Sarah Kippax, who this month returned to the top 20 in the WSA World Rankings, has been added to England’s squad for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Halifax-based 31-year-old boosts England’s squash representation in Scotland to 10 players, after being chosen to partner Essex’s Daryl Selby in the mixed doubles.
Kippax and Selby will be one of two English partnerships in the mixed event, the other being Peter Barker and Alison Waters.
The world no.18 from Cheshire commented: “I’m delighted to have been selected to partner Daryl in the mixed doubles event. We’ve worked really well together in practice, so it’s exciting going forward. To compete in a Commonwealth Games in the UK will be something pretty special!
“Glasgow will actually be my second Commonwealth Games, as I played in Delhi in 2010. I was selected to play in the singles event, but after Alison Waters suffered an achilles injury in the first week, I was put into the women’s doubles at the last minute. I certainly learnt a lot from my last doubles experience and will take it into the Glasgow Games.”
ENGLAND COMMONWEALTH GAMES SQUAD
Men’s singles: Nick Matthew, James Willstrop, Peter Barker
Women’s singles: Laura Massaro, Alison Waters, Jenny Duncalf
Men’s doubles: Matthew & Adrian Grant, Willstrop & Daryl Selby
Women’s doubles: Massaro & Duncalf, Waters & Emma Beddoes
Mixed doubles: Barker & Waters, Selby & Sarah Kippax