Squash club resurrecting children’s club

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:00 16 February 2015




Saffron Walden Squash Club is intending to resurrect its popular Saturday afternoon children’s club at the end of this month.

Aimed at eight to 12-year-olds, the club is hoping to build on the popularity of the sport in neighbouring towns like Bishop’s Stortford.

“Its all about having fun and exercising while learning the sport”, says John Goodfellow, the lead junior coach.

For details, contact Goodfellow on jgoodfellow1@hotmail.com or 07583 214706. All equipment is provided.

The club also starts its handicap tournament later this month.

“This is always a popular tournament” says George Atterbury, the club chairman. “The handicap gives everybody involved an opportunity to play different opponents of varying abilities on a level playing field. Playing handicapped matches requires patience and careful ball placing, particularly when you are giving away a significant handicap like 12-15 points a game. The skill of the better player is not to make mistakes, placing the ball deep and stretching his opponent.

“Squash is one of the few energetic and aerobic sports that you can play in less than an hour for a few pounds. Even better, you can take out the frustrations of the day by beating the ball against the wall.”

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