Mustering up players for squash
MICHELLE Fischer turned up at a free ladies squash muster nine years ago and hasn't looked back.
The ladies squash vice-president is urging ladies like her to turn up to tonight's muster at St Mary's Squash Centre from 6.30-8.30pm.
"We had 20 players last season which is a small enough group to be personal," Fischer said.
"Players get to know each other at weekly fixtures and get fit at the same time."
Anyone yet to play squash is welcome and will be assured of plenty of helpful hints from fellow players.
"I hadn't played squash before I joined, experience at tennis helped a bit," she said.
Looking back on her move to squash, Fischer said it was soon after the birth of her second son Daniel.
Her husband Mark suggested she get out and do something for herself to have a short break from family commitments.
"I turned up at the free muster and had a try," Fischer said.
"It was a chance to do something for myself."
She occasionally misses a season but generally is at St Mary's on Thursday nights for fun, fitness and friendship.
Players are graded from line 1 (best) to lines four or five to ensure even games.
Fischer has graduated to line 2, but isn't saying if a promotion to line 1 is on the cards.
All welcome to the free muster tonight.