Manchester children inspired by Britain’s
over 1,200 Manchester school children will get the
opportunity to visit the National Squash Championships this
week as Britain’s best squash players head to the city.
World number 16 Sarah Jane Perry even paid a personal
visit to Cheetham Hill squash club last night to meet some
of the club’s youngest players. The budding squash stars
were able to have a game against the 24 year old and quiz
her about being a professional athlete.
Manchester City Council in partnership with
England Squash & Racketball run one of the most
successful squash programmes in the country with 2,500
children playing squash across the city.
Councillor Rosa Battle, Executive Member for Culture and
Leisure, said: "Hosting so many elite events, including
the 2013 AJ Bell World Championships and the National
Championships has enabled us to build a hugely positive
"The children will get the chance to see squash as the
highest level, have a go themselves and learn how to get
involved using the top quality facilities we have here."
Manchester boasts some of the best squash facilities in the
country with Abraham Moss recently benefiting from a 30k
refurbishment whilst Moss Side has also completed a new
development. A brand new two court facility is also due to
open in Hough End this summer.
"We want to encourage even more people to get involved in
our squash programmes, the new refurbishments mean we have
top class facilities and it’s really affordable at just
£1-£2 a session,” Councillor Battle added.
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