Trentyre completes first leg of junior squash tournament

Trentyre completes first leg of junior squash tournament

THE first leg of the Trentyre Wanderers Juniors was concluded last weekend and consisted of a men’s challenge, women’s challenge and juniors’ challenge.

The tournament, which has been held for the third consecutive year, was sponsored by Trentyre and is part of Wanderers Squash Club’s plans to develop squash at the club. The tournament pitted eight of Namibia’s young upcoming squash players against one another in a round-robin tournament format, with each player playing two games against each opponent.The top two then face each other in the final.For the juniors, Jason Forrest won the event by beating Amy van der Byl 3-2 in the final.MAN BEHIND DEVELOPMENT THE man behind Squash Development in Namibia is John Lingashi, who is the driving force behind squash growth in the country.The 38-year-old Zambian, who started playing squash at the tender age of 11, has been coaching fulltime in Namibia for the past six years.”Playing squash is one of the most effective ways to promote good health in children, especially in an era where people all over the world are struggling with obesity,” says Lingashi.He adds that squash teaches the children to be disciplined and says that he sees every day how the children he works with become more mature as they are exposed to the game.Lingashi, who competed at the World Squash Masters last year, stressed the need for such tournaments as the squash season begins.He said.”These tournaments are being organised because there are quite a number of talented juniors interested in the game and by exposing these youngsters to the game at a competitive level at an early age is an imperative stepping stone for the future development of squash in Namibia”.He went on to praise to Trentyre for their continued support, saying big corporate companies should learn from them by giving back to the community and investing in squash, especially since many of these corporate executives play squash themselves.Anyone interested should contact John Lingashi at 081 251 9403The tournament pitted eight of Namibia’s young upcoming squash players against one another in a round-robin tournament format, with each player playing two games against each opponent.The top two then face each other in the final.For the juniors, Jason Forrest won the event by beating Amy van der Byl 3-2 in the final.MAN BEHIND DEVELOPMENT THE man behind Squash Development in Namibia is John Lingashi, who is the driving force behind squash growth in the country.The 38-year-old Zambian, who started playing squash at the tender age of 11, has been coaching fulltime in Namibia for the past six years.”Playing squash is one of the most effective ways to promote good health in children, especially in an era where people all over the world are struggling with obesity,” says Lingashi.He adds that squash teaches the children to be disciplined and says that he sees every day how the children he works with become more mature as they are exposed to the game.Lingashi, who competed at the World Squash Masters last year, stressed the need for such tournaments as the squash season begins.He said.”These tournaments are being organised because there are quite a number of talented juniors interested in the game and by exposing these youngsters to the game at a competitive level at an early age is an imperative stepping stone for the future development of squash in Namibia”.He went on to praise to Trentyre for their continued support, saying big corporate companies should learn from them by giving back to the community and investing in squash, especially since many of these corporate executives play squash themselves.Anyone interested should contact John Lingashi at 081 251 9403

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