Squash courts for city landmarks
Squash Auckland is swapping hardwood for sand as it rolls out a 2017 summer beach series in February.
As part of an initiative to bring squash to the masses, locals of all ages will be able to enjoy a miniature pop-up court which will make an appearance in Mission Bay, Devonport, and Orewa Park.
Squash Auckland general manager John Fletcher said it’s a good chance to try something different as it looks to promote the game throughout the region.
‘‘It’s quite hard to get people down to a squash club,’’ Fletcher said.
‘‘So we thought we’d change it up a bit and bring the squash court out to the people.’’
A full-glass court outside the pyramids in Egypt, one in front of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, and recently in the middle of New York’s Grand Central Station have all helped give the sport a unique touch in recent times.
Like those courts, Squash Auckland’s design allows players to enjoy the surrounding view as they smash the ball around with friends.
The courts will open from 11am-3pm on the following days:
Sunday 12 February – Selwyn Domain, Tamaki Drive, Mission Bay. Sunday 19 February – Devonport Ferry Terminal, Devonport. Sunday 26 February – Orewa Park (near cnr Hibiscus Coast Hwy and Empire Rd).
Squash Auckland is setting up its portable mini-court at beach locations throughout the city.