Time for squash

Squash is hot.

The sport, not the vegetable.

The South Sound Squash Club is offering a free beginner squash programme every Monday from 7.15 to 8.45pm.

Squash is a game played all over the world, according to club manager Amanda Stark.

“Players play in a four-wall court with a racquet and a ball. It is a great cardio workout as each player tries to out strategise the other,” she says. “The scoring system is point-a-rally, each game going to 11 and best of five games.”

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It is a game for players of all ages.

On Saturdays at the South Sound Squash Club, children under five years old learn how to play in the morning, and in the afternoon they have a group with some players over 60 years old.

“It is a very social game as players often gather after a great match and sit and enjoy a chat, recapturing the match highlights,” Stark says.

She hopes the free beginner programme exposes the game to people who have never played the sport but are intrigued enough to give it a try.

Players do not have to be a club member to play in the free beginner programme.

“Ultimately, it is a programme to get people on the court, into the club and hopefully introduce them to a lifetime activity,” she adds.

Participants can play four times in the beginner programme before they join the club.

After the beginner programme, the South Sound Squash Club offers drop-ins, box leagues, lessons, and club nights for players of all abilities.

For more information, visit the club’s website at www.squash.ky or contact Stark at [email protected]

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