Vale of Lune’s junior squash players played their first ever team match against rugby club rivals Preston Grasshoppers.
Youngsters nurtured by one of the club’s England level 2 coaches Rob Kitchen got the chance to exercise their skills in a series of low-key games against boys and girls of a similar age.
Vale generally had the upper hand but the fixture was such a success that a return leg is to be played at Preston in the near future.
Afterwards, the teams enjoyed the hospitality of the Vale, thanks to club house manager Liam Law.
Rob said: “The day went really well and everyone had a great time.
“All the parents and coaches were very proud of what the youngsters achieved.”
Vale: Max and Mia Castaldi, Will and Matty Kitchen, Harry Douglas-Jones, Matt Dugdale, Charlie Liptrot,Michael Innes, Miles Carr and Rory Briggs.