Women love getting squashed up

The Women in Squash launch kicked off in style with several new faces appearing.

The excitement of the school programme seems to be spreading as a member of the non-teaching staff arrived to discover why squash is creating such a buzz at Red Bay Primary.

Karen Cheung is the latest coach at South Sound Squash Club coach. She said: ‘It’s great to see new faces – it’s good for squash and it’s good for the community. Squash is the ideal sport for the climate here in Cayman and we want as many people playing as possible.’

All the women agreed that the profits going into an after schools programme was a worthy cause and wanted to get involved while learning to play at the same time. Consequently, they came up with a format to suit all.

The women’s group will stick to meeting on Friday evenings 5.30-7.00pm. The first 45 minutes will consist of coaching for beginners on one court, while more experienced players pick their match on other courts. Cheung will be available to play for the last 45 minutes.

Every week there will be a happy hour from 5.30-7.30pm with 25 per cent off drinks so players can relax and enjoy the ambience of the club bar.

Pot luck food – where all participants bring a snack to share – will be held on the first Friday of every month.

Finally, the women came up with a name for the group, Angela’s Charlies – the female counterpart to a men’s social group, Charlie’s Angels, who play on Saturdays at SSSC.

Cheung added: ‘Any female (teenage or adult) can join Angela’s Charlies. As a member you can benefit from coaching or simply playing.

‘If you just want a runaround there is a playing fee to participate. Both options are available on a monthly basis or pay as you go and all proceeds will be put toward encouraging school children to take up squash outside their school programme. ‘

For further information, please contact Karen Cheung at [email protected].