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Published Date:
06 January 2009
By Nigel Chapman

SPALDING and District Squash Club is offering the chance to experience its many benefits for free.

People can see and try the four recently-refurbished courts with a game of squash or racketball, and get a taste of the club's thriving social side.

The club in Holyrood Walk, which has more than 150 members, is holding free taster sessions on Sunday, January 18.

Club secretary Garry Harrison said: "Anyone can come along and give the game a try and meet some of the members who will be on hand to offer advice on the rules of the game, and basic coaching."

Garry believes people may be unaware of the benefits of playing squash, particularly at the Spalding club.

He said: "One major benefit at our club is the opportunity to play and socialise with members of all ages who come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We have six-year-old children to 20-stone men.

"We encourage members to play in the internal monthly leagues to quickly establish their playing standard and meet other members.

Membership is available annually as a one-off payment with no further costs.

Visitors are welcome if accompanied by a member.

Members can access the premises 24/7 and courts can be booked upto a week in advance.

The club has England Squash accredited coaches available for one-to-one or group coaching.

It also runs a Juniors Club on Saturday mornings at which children from six years old can learn the basics and enjoy the game.

Monthly leagues are available for all abilities and are a great way of meeting other members.

During the winter season there are various knockout competitions and there are three teams in the Peterborough and District Squash League.

Garry said: "I've been playing squash for more than 30 years following an interest in tennis.

"I find squash much more enjoyable as you are able to play the sport all year round whatever the weather and don't have to walk miles after playing a winning shot!

"One advantage of playing squash is that anyone can take up the sport whether it be for fitness or fun.

"Another is that it can be fitted into a busy work schedule. You can play a game, have a refreshing shower, quick drink at the bar and be home in around 90 minutes."

The clubroom and bar are open every weekday evening, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks. There are several social events including quiz and poker nights.

The website www.spalding- squash.co.uk has just been upgraded and gives details about the club, and has coaching tips and videos.