Sea­son al­most un­der way

Play­ers get pre­pared for squash

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand­

SQUASH: Head­ing into their sec­ond sea­son of the year, Mun­dub­bera squash play­ers are tak­ing to the courts in prepa­ra­tion for the sea­son ahead.

With the club cap­tain away, squash play­ers en­sured that was no ex­cuse and showed up to train­ing on Tues­day night to bat­tle it out.

Last sea­son 34 mem­bers signed up to the club.

This sea­son so far has reached 30 mem­bers, though not ev­ery­one shows up for train­ing at the same time.

Mun­dub­bera squash player Nick Frahm is in his fifth year with the club and said he ab­so­lutely loved the game.

“My mate at work was re­ally into it and I moved from a different town and de­cided it was a great op­por­tu­nity to meet a few peo­ple,” Frahm said.

“I started at the bot­tom line and now I’m on the top line which is re­ally good.”

The sea­son fin­ished on a high with Trevor Harvey’s team tak­ing out the big win.

“It was a strong com­pe­ti­tion, we had 36 play­ers in the com­pe­ti­tion and our next one starts on July 25,” Frahm said.

“The thing I love about squash is it’s a great way of get­ting your fit­ness lev­els up and co-or­di­na­tion and even helps with train­ing for other sports.

“Like touch foot­ball or rugby league, th­ese sports you need to know how to sprint and in squash you learn all of that.”

The club is do­ing well with mem­bers but squash player Jeff Bal­naves would love to see more sign up.

“It’s a great game of squash we have in Mun­dub­bera, it’s open to any­one and we’d love to see more mem­bers sign up,” Bal­naves said.

“It’s bet­ter for the clubs and bet­ter for the courts if we have more play­ers.”

The start of the com­pe­ti­tion sea­son starts on July 25 at 6pm.

GAME ON: Lete­tia Berthelsen and Jeff Bal­naves at the Mun­dub­bera squash courts. PHO­TOS: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

Jeff Bal­naves and Lete­tia Berthelsen on the squash courts.

Nick Frahm hav­ing a game of squash in Mun­dub­bera.

Jeff Bal­naves in ac­tion dur­ing the squash com­pe­ti­tion.

Nick Frahm in ac­tion at the Mun­dub­bera Squash Courts.

Lete­tia Berthelsen about to whack the squash ball.

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