Wanderers Squash Club will be hosting the second edition of its ladies’ open day this coming Saturday, club chairperson Steven Berry has announced.
The club hosted this event for the first time in 2017, with 54 ladies attending, out of which 33 of them joined as members of the club and 7 of them are now playing competitively in tournaments.
Berry says the aim of the event is to grow the number of female players: “Squash is a sport for anyone, whether you are young, old, male or female, it is the perfect sport for anyone to remain / become active,” he says.
Forbes magazine has rated squash as the healthiest sport in the world for two years running and is the perfect sport for burning calories, breaking a good sweat, socialising and having loads of fun, he adds.
Says Berry, “It’s a short and explosive workout, that does not take all day, and to top it off, Wanderers has World Class facilities, that are accommodating to all members of the family.”
By growing the numbers of ladies participants, Wanderers Squash Club aims to get the numbers up of all social and competitive players.
Ladies that attend will be treated to some tea, coffee and snacks, after which they will be welcomed to Wanderers Club and everything will be explained as to what the club has to offer.
Thereafter the ladies will be treated to an exhibition match between two of Namibia’s top female players, and will then get the chance to take part in some squash themselves, where senior squash players will teach them the basics of the sport.
“After the massive success of the 2017 edition, we are fortunate enough to have great companies that have now jumped on board to make this event even better than before. Companies such as L’Anza Healing Hair Care, one of the best quality hair products in the world, as well as hair salons such Hair Code, Cez le Hair, Hair Affair and Voguish Hair and Beauty have all jumped on board, and there will be awesome prizes for all ladies that attend this exciting event,” he says.
Namibian squash has been growing by leaps and bounds over the years and leading clubs have managed to bring to the fore, some of the finest athletes that have represented the country in various tournaments.
Sadly, the sport has not yet made it into the Olympics despite a concerted amount of pressure and vigorous campaigning from different countries, including Namibia.