Melbourn Squash Club are on all systems go to make up for lost time
Melbourn Squash Club are gearing up for the return of league competition after a gradual reopening during the summer.
The regulations and restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic hit indoor sports particularly hard, with full resumptions only really made possible by the national easing of guidelines.
The activity is picking up again after the disruptions of the last 18 months, and that includes seeing the return of coaching sessions for juniors and opportunities for women to take up squash for a first time.
Melbourn will also have teams competing in the Cambridgeshire leagues from this autumn.
Club secretary Jan Brynjolffssen said: “Our internal league has been up and running since restrictions eased in June. We have recently run a ladies’ casual evening as a one-off; this was open to all, members and non-members, experienced and beginners alike, and was a popular evening.
“We are now looking to operate on an ongoing basis, initially fortnightly on Tuesday evenings.
“Our junior coaching session that launched very successfully in autumn 2019 has been disrupted by events, but is now back up and running though we are currently in the process of moving it from Sunday mornings to after-school on Wednesdays.
“Our Sunday evening club nights are also back under way, and this autumn sees team squash return – we will have a first team in Cambs Division Two and a second team in Division Three in the coming season. Both have home games in the opening week this week. Everyone in the squads is looking forward to it.”
Melbourn chairman Roger Woodfield added: “I am delighted squash has resumed in all its formats at Melbourn. We have invested a lot in improving and refurbishing the facilities and that ongoing programme is back on track. Our immediate focus is to attract new members and encourage past members to rejoin.”
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