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Turf war: Madam Squash furious over Council plans for Warringah Recreation Centre

Michelle Martin, to quote the character Howard Beale (Peter Finch) from the 1976 film Network, is “mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.”

Martin is a three-time world squash champion (1993-95) and was world No.1 for six years. Today she’s a coach and member of the local squash community. She is, effectively, the Northern Beaches’ ‘Madam Squash’. The game has no greater advocate.

And when she heard that her baby, North Manly Squash Club, had received a 90-day notice to vacate premises due to the building of the Warringah Golf Club’s new clubhouse on site at Warringah Recreation Centre, corner Kentwell and Pittwater roads, Martin promised action.

“If they don’t want protests on their golf greens or on their golf tee-offs on a Saturday, they better give us answers,” Martin told us.

“Otherwise, we’ll be standing on their tees going, ‘Sorry – until we get answers you can’t play!

“I’m happy to do that, I tell you!” FULL STORY >>

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