The Cayman Islands Government has
supported junior and school squash for many years. In fact, sports minister
Mark Scotland was a keen player at school.
The Ministry of Health,
Environment, Youth, Sports & Culture is a Gold Sponsor of the 2010 Cayman
Squash Open that started on Sunday and is running all week at two venues, the
squash club and at Camana Bay.
Coach Dan Kneipp said; “Like many
sports in Cayman, squash gets Government support to ensure we’re able to get as
many juniors involved as possible.”
During the Cayman Open this week at
the club in South Sound and the glass court in Camana Bay, over 300 juniors
from 12 schools will get squash workshops from the visiting world class professionals.
Each day at South Sound Squash Club
two schools will get free match viewing, allowing Cayman’s juniors to watch the
best in the world.
At Camana Bay there will be a free
viewing area where Cayman juniors get a free seat each night to watch the
The Cayman Open is donating over
$18,000 worth of squash equipment to the junior programme.
This will not only provide
equipment for all of the school, after school and weekend junior programmes,
but will also provide free equipment (racquet, goggles, balls) to all juniors
as they progress beyond the beginner squash player level.
All of the profits of the Cayman
Open go towards the junior squash programme and the upgrade of the squash