East Boldon Club marks World Squash Day

Boldon Squash Club's Kevin Forster
Boldon Squash Club's Kevin Forster

A day dedicated to the world of squash – which was launched in memory of victims of the America’s twin tower attacks – is to be honoured at a South Tyneside club.

Boldon Squash Club based in Sunderland Road, East Boldon, is opening its doors to the public on Saturday October 22.

“The open day is an ideal way for people of all ages to come along and have a go.”

Kev Forster

The club has taken part in the event since it was launched following the death of more than 30 New York squash players.

Money is raised, each year, for Unicef by clubs across the world hosting activities on the day – including the club in East Boldon.

Squash coach Kev Forster said: “The open day is an ideal way for people of all ages to come along and have a go.

“Coaches and volunteers will be on hand to support and help those who are new to the game. Children, adults or whole families are welcome to come along and try their hand at squash.”

The open day runs from 10am until 3pm.

Boldon Squash Club has three courts available for use 365 days of the year with bookings every 45 minutes, from early morning until late in the evening.

As well as providing Squash sessions for adults, they also run a junior section.

Thought to have been invented at Harrow School in around 1830, squash is now a global game. In 2003, Forbes – the renowned American business magazine – rated it as the number one healthiest sport to play.

To make a donation to Unicef for World Squash Day visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/WorldSquashDay

For information on the Boldon Squash Club call 0191 536 4180 or email kev.astro@yahoo.co.uk