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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Support Head Squash Coach, Michael Hennings through his cancer treatment

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I'm sure as many of you will be aware, Michael Hennings, Surbiton Head Squash Coach was diagnosed with cancer in the summer. We have been pleased to see him around the club more recently after settling into the routine of his treatment.

Surbiton club has seen three generations of the Hennings' family as active members, with Michael being integral to the club for many decades. Starting as a junior, Michael found a passion for squash at a young age, going on to represent the Surbiton squash teams both as a junior and adult, before becoming Head Coach and helping to further develop squash at Surbiton. In particular, the junior squash offering has gone from strength to strength under Michael's leadership, seeing our highest ever levels of junior participation, with the coaching programme producing some of the top ranked junior players in the Country, including both of Michael's daughters.

During his career Michael also coached and built up a squash programme at The Lensbury club for over 12 years and is the Surrey boys Head coach and South East Aspire Assistant coach.

Michael is now half way through his first stage of treatment and after a difficult start with numerous unplanned stays in hospital due to infections, thankfully the last couple of months have been going more to plan. Last week he underwent a series of progress scans, the results of which were positive, showing he has been responding well to the treatment.

This is of course great news, but still with a long and challenging road ahead, we as the club and wider squash community would like to show our continued support to him and his family. Michael has given a huge amount of time, effort and commitment to the Club and every role he's had through his passion for the sport, but is currently unable to be on court due to his treatment.

With this in mind, the Club in conjunction with Surrey Squash and The Lensbury club have set up a Just Giving Page to help support Michael and his family at this time. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club3 months ago
    Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club

    Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club

    3 months ago

    ...continued With 2 more cycles of chemotherapy left of my set-of 12, I'm then due more scans to see how this treatment programme has gone. By mid-March, I'm hoping to know more & you never know, hopefully I'll be able to get back on the squash courts. Kate, Freya, Evie and I really hope to see as many of you soon. Thank you all again. Michael 🙏❤️🙏

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  • Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club3 months ago
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    Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club

    3 months ago

    Prior to being diagnosed, I was so proud to be able to say I was the Head Coach of Surbiton & the Surrey Boys Squad, as well as assisting with the South-East of England Aspire Squad. It has helped so much, being able to continue keeping involved in all of the above sessions in some capacity throughout my treatment. I now know exactly where this pride came from. continued...

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  • Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club3 months ago
    Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club

    Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club

    3 months ago

    Where to start regarding the supportive, lovely messages & mind-blowing generous donations. To each & every one of you, we want to say thank you. From both past, current, juniors & adults at Surbiton, the Lensbury juniors & club nighters, coaches I have worked alongside, the management team at Surbiton, Surrey committee members & Surrey juniors, Christ Church Primary school children & parents & to all the parents, players, juniors, coaches, friends and those from the squash community I haven't been on court with, thank you, thank you, thank you

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Page last updated on: 3/27/2024 15.01

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205

  • Jahangir

    Jahangir

    Mar 27, 2024

    Best of luck with the recovery

  • Isabelle Tweedle

    Isabelle Tweedle

    Mar 22, 2024

    All the best with the recovery Mike

    £20.00

  • Tammy

    Tammy

    Mar 22, 2024

    All the best Michael

    £20.00

  • Paul Bateman

    Paul Bateman

    Mar 18, 2024

    Thanks for all your help over the years!

    £300.00

  • Jackie Jones

    Jackie Jones

    Jan 31, 2024

    Wishing you all the best for your treatment and recovery, Michael.

    £50.00

  • Eric Stevenson

    Eric Stevenson

    Jan 31, 2024

    Sorry to hear about this Michael. Hope the treatment goes well and is successful and you can look forward to more verbal from the balcony from a loud mouthed Jock. All the very best.

    £25.00

  • Patrick

    Patrick

    Jan 31, 2024

    We are with you Michael. Best wishes.

    £50.00

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