Squash is taking off on the courts
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
SQUASH: Trevor Harvey hits the ball during training.