Hendry on players union and his season so far

Seven times world champion Stephen Hendry has been talking to the Daily Record about the recent formation of the new Professional Snooker Players Association as well as his own poor start to the season. Click below to read what he had to say today…

He told the Daily Record:

“I don’t know why we have not had an association such as this sooner.

“There’s a lot of disgruntled players and there have been issues down the years with players not trusting one another, so hopefully this body will help us voice concerns about how the sport is run.

“There can be mistrust among players but this could bring us closer together.”

“I had a meal with Steve {Davis} in Shanghai and it all sounds pretty common sense. A lot of issues need to be dealt with.

“It’s about time the players had more control, so there’s always lots of issues which never seem to get resolved.”

And on his own form:

“Stephen Lee played well to beat me at the Northern Ireland and then I lost to Ricky Walden in Shanghai and he went on to win the tournament so I can’t be too disappointed.

“I’ve not played my best yet but I’m still practising hard. There are no easy matches any more – it won’t be against Dave.

“He’s had to come through some tough qualifying so he’ll be confident.”

Hopefully he will get back to winning ways this week as he could do with some ranking points at the moment, as well as a confidence boost following three defeats at the start of this season…