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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 12. June 16, 1971

Squash Racquets

Squash Racquets

This year, the formerly almost redundant squash club has taken a new form. Handicapped in the past by a lack of active members, 1971 has seen an effort to increase interest and enthusiasm in the club. This effort has taken the form of an attempt to tailor the club to the needs of the squash playing members of the University. Positive action to be taken has included a substantial reduction in the memebership fee to $3.50, increased concessions to squash club members at John Reids Squash Centre, and provision for two club nites.

So far results have been very encouraging. Member participation on club nites (Mondays from 7.30pm) has been so good that the Committee has negotiated with John Reid to hold a second club nite on Fridays (from 6.30pm). Another feature of the club this year has been the interest in the position ladder. So far competition has been very keen, the top positions on the ladder in August determining who will represent Vic at Squash for Winter tournament.

It should be emphasised, however, that playing ability in the club covers a wide range - from a big proportion of social squash standard to those of a much higher standard. This is good to see and in line with the priciple aim of the club which is to provide a forum where squash players of all abilities may meet and enjoy their squash.

However, this aim cannot be realised unless members and those with an interest in squash give their support to the club. So, if you play squash now and do not belong, or if you think you might like to play, then come along to club nights and join up.

Mike Knowles