Sport & Leisure Consultant - Advanced Squash Coach
Australian squash is
in trouble for the same reason the UK private squash clubs have declined.
The high cost of property, the fitness gym disaster – they have only ever
been a marketing exercise in offering a dream body, weight loss and rarely
actually achieve your fitness goal but will reliving you of your cash for
the contract period.
Squashed out of the region
ONCE there was a squash court on just about every corner but the halcyon sport of the 1980s appears to have gone the way of video arcades and boom boxes.
GUSTAVO RAMIREZ John Jeffrey, I totally agree with this note. It is the same here in Buenos Aires. If i think of it, I have played squash basically with the same people for over 10 years. And the worst is that I do not see juniors or younger pals playing. Thanks for the note! what do we do?
John Jeffrey Hello Gustavo, that is the million dollar question! Americans have the advantage that Squash established in the University system; in almost all other countries Squash develops in bubbles around squash people and relatively few
facilities. There are opportunities, becoming an Olympic sport would encourage national funding, squash TV is widening the appeal of the game. Squash as a game has many advantages over other sports & fitness gyms as a sport for health and life but needs to become “fashionable” again. This is the job of the WSF, PSA, Squash TV and National Associations. I’m not sure that promotion and PR have been at the top of the list of priorities for governing bodies, but there are some smart people around promoting great tournaments. Someone like Jacques Fontaine being elected as the President of the World Squash Federation (WSF) may help pull the many loose ends together and find a way to promote the game effectively – I truly hope so!