Squash set to fire again
IAN Rowling reckons many of the budding juniors in the Warwick Rose Squash Club will soon be beating the more experienced players in Tuesday and Wednesday night fixtures.
Tonight from 6.30pm is the chance for new and returning players to come along to the St Mary’s Squash Courts to sign up and have a hit in preparation for a 20-week season.
Rowling has coached in Warwick and at Logan All Sports where he was manager and reckons it won’t be long until some of the 24 budding players in the junior squad will be beating him.
Before he gives way to the juniors, Rowling would love to win a club title but reckons that will be tough while current champion Neil Erskine is playing.
One of the promising players is Neil’s son Jordan who is in his fifth season of squash and going up a line.
Jordan comes to junior training each Monday from 4pm to 5.30pm at St Mary’s before returning to the courts either Tuesday or Wednesday night for fixtures.
Rowling said players were graded for each season.
The top eight players in the club will be on line one in each team and it is the same with each line, the aim is for players of similar standard to be matched each week.
Organisers try to put couples and players from the same family in one team for convenience if they are of different standards (lines).
Club secretary Anita Crispin said the first games each week started at 6pm.
“It takes about 30 minutes a game, all are over by 9pm,” she said.
“While some just stay for their own games, many watch the games right to the end.
“We have lost a few players due to other commitments and would like eight teams with say six players in each team.
“Players who can’t play each week can go on a list of substitutes; we have five or six substitutes most seasons.”
Both men and women play night fixtures.
Rowling said squash was the most addictive game in the world.
“There is a fantastic social atmosphere at fixtures and the club is very supportive of the players.
“We want players from beginners to semi professionals like Neil Erskine.”
Players welcome at the muster tonight or can call Danny Lyons on 4661 1092, Crispin on 4661 3010 and Jon Henry on 4661 6318.
More juniors are welcome to turn up any Monday afternoon at the courts from 4pm.