Squash Open Day, Sat 23rd May

6 05 2009

Nunholm Squash Club is planning an Open Day on Saturday 23rd May to promote squash in Dumfries but also to support Squash 2016 which is a world wide initiative to get the game of squash included in the Olympics in 2016.

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The aim for the day is to showcase exhibition matches between some of the club’s Scottish Masters Champions but also to give those who have not tried squash an opportunity to have a go.

Eye protection for junior players and rackets will be available along with some refreshments.

There will also be a chance for club players to take part in a mini team competition during the day.

May the 23rd is World Squash Day and for this year is rebranded as Squash 2016 Day to support the Olympic bid. More information is available on the official website squash2016.info and there is an opportunity for squash players to get involved on www.worldsquashday.com.

The Olympic initiative is backed by Scot Peter Nicol, former World no 1, “If I’d been given the opportunity, I would have been there. My four Commonwealth Games gold medals were my best achievements as a squash player. So I can only imagine what it would be like to be an Olympian, it would be the highest honour in the squash world.”

More details will follow in next week’s Standard or catch more info here on http://www.dumfriessportsclub.co.uk

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