Clean Sweep

Towards the start of 2006, I was pleased to find out that some of my work colleagues enjoyed playing squash. It wasn’t long after I found about their squash habits that we started organising semi-regular casual games. That whole experience was a bunch of fun, as trying to play squash like tennis really didn’t work well – so the process of learning a new game and the techniques behind it was great.

About six months ago, I decided it was about time I joined one of our local Gold Coast squash clubs. Without a lot of thought or discussion about the matter and based on one of the guys recommendations – I joined the Robina Squash Club.

Robina Squash Club uses the squash facilities which are associated to Bond University. Bond University have two good condition, glass backed courts with air conditioning. Apparently there used to be four courts, however two of them were turned into fitness rooms to extend the university gym facilities.

The new squash season (my second) recently commenced at the Robina Squash Club and I’ve been having a blast. Since I first started playing in the squash fixtures six months ago, my game has improved out of sight – to a point where I’m regularly challenging or winning games.

This evening was quite a milestone, as I won my first match against one of the strongest players in my group four sets to nil! My competitor, Tony, would hit the black of the squash ball if he could. He just loves hitting the ball hard and I do mean hard. The last time I played Tony, we drew two games each and he pipped me by a few points to claim the win over all. This week, I managed to snatch all four sets off him – if only by a point or two; I still won all four sets. It was quite an accomplishment and I’m pretty pleased with my progress over the last six months; hopefully the next six will be just as good.

For those looking to play squash in the Gold Coast region, you can contact:

Robina Squash Club
University Drive
Robina QLD, 4226
0427 627 229