Squash is tak­ing off on the courts

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

SQUASH: The Mun­dub­bera Squash Club is up and run­ning and is al­ready in its third round for the sea­son.

Club par­tic­i­pa­tion has im­proved with six teams con­sist­ing of five play­ers per team, with 30 all up.

Mun­dub­bera Squash As­so­ci­a­tion President Alex Evans said the sea­son was go­ing well.

“We’ve had some new mem­bers and a cou­ple have come back, a new doc­tor is in town and is play­ing squash,” Evans said.

“Trevor Har­vey just got back from com­pet­ing in the World Masters in New Zealand and he did really well.”

To en­tice mem­bers to play squash the club reg­u­larly holds so­cial nights.

“Dur­ing the school hol­i­days we hold so­cial nights on Tues­day and that en­cour­ages mem­bers to play,” Evans said.

“Once the hol­i­days end, it goes back to nor­mal with com­pet­i­tive squash, it’s a lot of fun and we all have a great time.

“It’s a very so­cial game, we have all lev­els of peo­ple who play squash at the club, it’s a game that can be played rain, hail or shine as it’s in­doors.”

Mun­dub­bera club mem­ber Trevor Har­vey said he was quite im­pressed with how the sea­son was go­ing.

“We’re just in the third round and this sea­son seems to have im­proved con­sid­er­ably with par­tic­i­pa­tion bet­ter than the last few years,” Har­vey said.

“It would be good to have more play­ers in the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Win­ter com­pe­ti­tion is fast ap­proach­ing and player num­bers be­gin to drop.”

The squash club is very un­der­stand­ing if play­ers can’t at­tend a match.

“It’s all about help­ing each other out, if you can’t at­tend one of the ses­sions that’s all good, you can just make it up in an­other match,” Har­vey said.

“It hap­pens to all of us at one point or an­other, we’re a very so­cial club who have a pas­sion for squash, we ab­so­lutely love it.”

Play­ing squash has its health ben­e­fits.

“It’s a very good car­dio­vas­cu­lar game, and im­proves your hand eye co­or­di­na­tion,” Har­vey said.

“If you can hit a cricket ball or a golf ball you should be right with play­ing squash.”

■ To sign up please phone Alex Evans on 0429 870 492.

❝ If you can hit a cricket ball or a golf ball you should be right with play­ing squash

— Trevor Har­vey

PHOTO: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

SQUASH: Trevor Har­vey hits the ball dur­ing train­ing.

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