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 Squash Development Is Progressing: Macaskill

Our Junior programme is still quite new so most of these young players took up squash in the last 6 months. Our coaches however have done a great job getting the players ready
20 Jan 2021 13:58
 Squash Development Is Progressing: Macaskill
Participants at the Suva squash competition in Suva on January 19, 2019. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Squash Fiji development is on track after a successful McDonalds Junior Squash tournament last Saturday.

With another tournament scheduled to take place in Nadi next month more players are ex­pected to participate.

The competition gave the of­ficials a glimpse of the talent young squash players in Fiji have.

More than 35 squash players participated at the tournament.

Speaking to Sun sports president Blair Macaskill said the tourna­ment was an eye opener.

“I’ve been really impressed with the enthusiasm of these juniors and how quickly they have learnt the basics and skills to play,” he said.

“At these early stages of learn­ing squash the focus should be on personal development, par­ticipation and enjoyment of the game before results.”

“This is the first Junior squash tournament in Fiji for over 10 years.”

“With our junior coaching pro­grams now running at 4 clubs around the country (Suva, Nadi, Lautoka and Savusavu) we felt the timing was right to host the first tournament in Suva which will be followed by another in Nadi next month.”

We had 35 players competing on Saturday in the U9 (skills competition), U11, U13, U15, U19 grades. Almost all entries were from Suva however we had Amy­rah Kartiyani travelling from Nadi.

“It was an excellent day and well attended by parents and supporters who were very enter­tained seeing their young ones play.

“Our Junior programme is still quite new so most of these young players took up squash in the last 6 months. Our coaches however have done a great job getting the players ready.

“We are very thankful to our Junior partner McDonalds Fiji for making this tournament pos­sible as well as the parents and family members who support their children to play squash.

“ To the kids who wants to par­ticipate in the next competition please don’t hesitate to do so.”

Feedback: simione.haravanua@fijisun.fj

 


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