Ensuring squash a hit among students

GETTING used to a certain type of sport would be initially hard, says Ultimate Squasher Sandra Wu. 

“But once you get the hang of it, you'll be addicted for life. Plus it's healthy,” she said. 

Ultimate Squasher comprise a group of ex-national squash players led by Wu and Della Lee in a current mission to spread the love of squash. 

This time around, Ultimate Squasher has brought their squashing expertise to the vicinities of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Utama Damansara (4) to promote squash among students in schools. 

Held at the schools' assembly hall, about 600 students from both Form One and Two gathered for the mid-morning event.  

The students putting their running skills to the test during the event.

Sponsored by Vitegen and Wilson, the event was also held in order to identify potential local squash talents at grassroots level. The students who signed up were made to participate in two stations, in which they were tested on their running and hitting skills.  

Footages of national player Nicol David in action were also screened throughout the session and quizzes were conducted to add fun to the atmosphere. 

Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia executive director Lt-Col Wong Ah Jit was at the event.  

Ultimate Squasher, said Wu, initially targeted schools around Bukit Jalil. 

“However, we are here (Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Bandar Utama Damansara (4) ) at the parents' request,” she added.         

“It is hard to spot talents from such preliminary exercises but at least we are able to encourage them to consider squash,” said Wu. 

Ultimate Squasher conducts weekly classes at Bukit Jalil Stadium for anyone interested at an affordable fee.  

Classes are conducted two hours per session twice a week. For further inquires, call Wu at 012-234 7122. 

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