Junior Squash programme restarts on June 2
The junior development programme of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Squash Association (SVGSA), is set to recommence June 2, at the National Squash Centre at Paul’s Avenue.
This is a prelude to the gradual return of the sport, after a lay-off since March.
The restart of the junior progamme will have the advanced group serving off after the resumption, with the intermediate group following from July 7 .
Meanwhile, September 13 is the date set aside for the beginners group to take to the courts for their first training exercises.
Occasioned by the threats of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, squash was put on hold for the past two months.
However, the planned phase resumption next month will not be business as usual, as the executive of the SVGSA has put guidelines in place to protect the health of all those who are using the courts.
Among the restrictions is that only three players at any one time would be accommodated on the court, while players are to adhere to the strict protocols set out.
Players are asked to stay the minimum three feet distance from their fellow players, as well as sneeze and cough on the inside of their elbows and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after play.
Other guidelines include no shaking of hands (instead bump rackets), no sharing of electronic devices; no wiping of hands on the wall and glass, whilst players are to bring their own towel and water bottles.
Too, players are being asked to wipe their sweat after play, avoid touching shared surfaces, vacate the club in a timely manner and arrive no more than 15 minutes before scheduled session.