Young squash talent impresses

DURING the past two weeks, juniors have participated in development activities designed to raise awareness and set goals for this year.

Some talented youngsters attend the NSW State Academy Camp over three days, with activities starting early each morning.

Players were tested in a range of activities, on and off court, and were given difficult sessions which they all responded to and exceeded in many cases.

It was great to witness their application and attitudes and have an open mind on practise and how to get the best out of themselves each session.

The words of Peter Nichol, one of the world’s top players, must have certainly been on their minds.

“Always finish a session,” Peter said.

NSW Squash is conducting these camps over three months prior to the National Junior Series of tournaments in April, at Dural near Sydney, where the Australian under-19 girls team for the World Junior Titles in Egypt will be decided.

The age-based events give many talented country players the chance to compete at an elite level in their own age group, give their best efforts and achieve positive outcomes along the way.

The next camp is scheduled for February 25-27 at Lane Cove and will include a one-day tournament to give players an opportunity to show off their new skills and fitness.

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