England clinch European Championship Double!

England (pic) positively reclaimed its status as the top squash nation in Europe by winning both the men’s and women’s European Team Championships titles in style in Espoo, Finland. For the 11th time in the last 12 years, England faced fierce rivals France in the men’s final of the event which is in its 39th year. Though England’s victory is hardly surprising, it was the 19th men’s win in a row, and the 36th of all-time. But it was the women’s final that was the biggest celebration of the day for England. After losing in last year’s semi-finals following 32 successive title successes, England’s women made no mistakes this time an beat the title-holders Netherlands 2/1. “Last year’s disappointment motivated us and this was a great reward for the whole team,” said England coach David Campion.