TRY IT: Robyn Prentice will be hosting a Squash trial day next week at the Dalby Squash Centre.
TRY IT: Robyn Prentice will be hosting a Squash trial day next week at the Dalby Squash Centre. Contributed

Learn squash from a master of the game

YOUNGSTERS next week have to opportunity to give squash a go, under the tutelage of a former Australian coach.

The Dalby Squash Centre will be hosting a free trial day on Sunday October 21, run by professional squash coach Robyn Prentice.

Ms Prentice is the head coach for Q-Squash Southern Region, and said she wanted to grow the sport.

"I had a passion to try and build the numbers back and get a stronger team in to put it forward to the Queensland Junior championships which is run each year,” Ms Prentice.

She encouraged everyone to try squash and said it was the perfect sport.

"Its an amazing sport - it's a life sport,” she said.

"It's sun safe, its weather proof and pretty much the energy output of a squash player is huge.”

Ms Prentice was originally a tennis player, and said she was drawn to squash due to it's indoor nature.

"I used to get pretty annoyed that my sport was washed out on the weekend and I couldn't go to it,” she said.

"First time I played squash, my tennis game got rain out so I went to have a game of squash and I never went back to tennis.”

The trial day runs from 10am until 3pm and all equipment will be provided - all the players have to bring is shoes, a water bottle, their lunch and a willingness to learn.

"It's about giving Dalby and nearby areas the opportunity to bring the kids out to try squash,” she said.

"I can give them a brief introduction if they've never played.”

Ms Prentice said squash was the perfect way to get kids active.

"In this day and age, keeping youngsters healthy, and if I dare say keeping them away from two many screens, squash is an ideal opportunity,” she said.

Registration is essential, and should be completed by Friday, October 19, by phoning 0438963761.


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