Squash club offers over-50s chance to make a racket

on the ball ... Boldon Squash Club member Kevin Forster is inviting over-50s to try out racketball.
on the ball ... Boldon Squash Club member Kevin Forster is inviting over-50s to try out racketball.
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PEOPLE over the age of 50 are being invited to try their hand at a new sport as a way of helping to boost their fitness.

Boldon Squash Club is opening its doors to host free racketball sessions next Saturday.

The event is aiming to encourage more mature people to try out the sport.

Racketball is played on a squash court using a bigger ball and a shorter racket.

Club member Kevin Forster said: “The game of racketball is a much slower-paced game than squash.

“The ball moves slower, giving the opponent more time to react and get to the ball.

“It is an ideal sport for those looking for a way to improve their overall fitness.”

Equipment will be supplied on the day, so all visitors looking to try out the sport need to bring with them is a clean pair of trainers.

Coaches will be available for help and guidance during the free session, running from 11am until 1pm.

The following day, the club, in East Boldon’s Sunderland Road, will host its Sunday social event.

The monthly session is open to anyone who would like to play a game of squash or racketball between the hours of 2pm until 4pm. Admission is £2.

Equipment is provided free.

Boldon Squash Club is a members’ club run and managed by volunteers. It has three courts open 365 days of the year, with bookings on the hour and every 45 minutes.

The club, started in 1973, runs two internal leagues throughout the year for all levels of squash.

It offers junior coaching sessions on Fridays and Saturdays run by qualified coaches.

The club is also affiliated to England Squash and Racketball and is part of the Northumbria Squash league.

For information, call 536 4180.

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