SQUASH: Try your hand at new sport in club open day

Dedicated player: David Jones has racked more than 250 games at Spalding Squash Club already this year. Photo NIKKI GRIFFIN SG020911-781NG

Dedicated player: David Jones has racked more than 250 games at Spalding Squash Club already this year. Photo NIKKI GRIFFIN SG020911-781NG

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SPALDING Squash and Racketball Club is hosting an open day on Saturday for people of all ages and experience.

Current members and coaches will be on hand to answer questions, as well as teaching the basics to any first-time squash or racketball players.

Free 15-minute sessions are on offer and all equipment will be provided, with light soled, non-marking footwear advised to all who attend.

Head of marketing and committee member, Joe Slater, said: “Squash and racketball are great fun to play and we encourage all to attend the open day. Whether you are looking for overall fitness, the competition or just for social squash and racketball, this club could be for you or your whole family.”

The open day is from noon to 4pm at the club in Holyrood Walk.

Club member of 24 years and Spalding Grammar School teacher, David Jones, has played almost 250 games so far this year, and is looking to break his previous record of 408.

He said: “I have tried to play one game a day for the last seven years to keep my fitness levels up as I’m getting on a bit. Although it’s more quantity rather than quality.”

He also takes grammar school students to the club twice a week and thinks it is a great sport to get involved in, and not just for health reasons.

He said: “The club is a friendly, welcoming place. There is a great level of banter in the bar and the changing rooms, it’s like a small community.

“I would recommend anyone to join.”

The club has four courts which are all visible from the balcony or bar, and members have access to the club at all times. Annual subscriptions are available for full, junior, family or social membership, with prices ranging from £240 for a full membership, to £415 for a family membership.

For more details on membership prices and other information, visit www.spalding-squash.co.uk.