Nervous date for squash ace

Award-winning squash star: Nick Matthew.
Award-winning squash star: Nick Matthew.
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A SQUASH star has confessed to big match nerves before he heads to Sheffield for a special talk.

Nick Matthew, current world number one, is appearing at an In Conversation With event Sheffield Hallam University on Thursday Match 1.

The Sheffield-born player, a member of Hallamshire Squash Club, said it would be a very different challenge.

He said: “It’s good to be out of my comfort zone.

“I get big match nerves and know I need these to raise my game a bit - this experience will be a bit similar.”

Nick is to reveal psychological tips he uses in the sport and speak about Sheffield’s top sporting facilities.

n Tickets for the talk are free but must be booked in advance at www.shu.ac.uk/events