The Northern’s squash players are finally able to play ‘proper’ squash with members of other households.
Manchester has announced an exemption to local lockdown rules to allow organised indoor sport and players are now allowed to:
* Form registered bubbles of up to six players from different households, playing full squash with some restrictions on timing/ sanitising the ball etc;
* Play full squash without restrictions against members of their own household/ support bubble;
* Play socially distanced squash against members of other households.
No more than two players are permitted on court at any time: full details are posted on the Squash Noticeboards.
- Meanwhile the ladies’ teams celebrated Women’s Squash Week with an outdoor court fitness session (above) coupled with individual indoor court training. “It was a great success, everyone loved it and we’re doing it again next week,” said Head Coach Anna Vaughan Hawkins.
- Anna and her team have also planned a PSA-style tournament for October 4th, pitting juniors against their parents or siblings. Following the rules of the recently re-launched Professional World Tour, matches will be live streamed so friends and family can watch without gathering at the Club. Players will be given an allocated time to arrive for their match, allowing for airing and cleaning the courts between matches. Our juniors are really keen to have a go at beating their parents,” said Anna. “In fact a few of them can do it already. We’re expecting some tough encounters.”