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Club proud of increase in quality and quantity of junior players
Kim Kirkman Club proud of increase in quality and quantity of junior players

Broome Squash Club’s junior division has been steadily growing in numbers and quality since it started in 2010 with just seven players.

Today six of those players now play in the senior pennants with the youngest only 11 years old.

Broome Squash Club representative Vivienne Thorpe said the club was now experiencing a good quality of junior playing ability, which has given way to a junior pennant competition, with 20 members playing each Tuesday afternoon.

Thorpe said the club was proud of its junior players, particularly four juniors who participated in the recent Dampier FeNaClNG Squash Tournament. They were watched over by a WA junior coach, who was very impressed with their playing ability. It was a great chance for the young players to gain exposure to other higher grade junior players, Thorpe said.

The club has 10 elite juniors who are now part of the first talent squad, which will be assessed by the State’s junior coach in Broome in October. The coach will assess the talent of all players whether they possess the ability to train in Perth and be part of the State training squad.

Thorpe said with all this happening, the club was now ready to take more players for its Friday afternoon grading and coaching sessions.

“Now is the time to give squash a try, if you are between the ages of 9 to 15 years, come down to the BRAC where the squash courts are at 3pm to 4pm (advanced) and 4pm to 5pm for (beginners),” she said.

“We have three grades (A/B) at the 3pm session and (C/beginners) 4pm session.”

If you need more information please contact the junior coordinator Deb Poulter 0437 410 599 or Thorpe on 0407 788 035.