More young participants for squash, tennis

The Port Moresby Racquets Club has noted an increase in the number of junior participants.

The club said squash and tennis have risen in membership since 2016.

Port Moresby Racquets Club committee member, Merlyn Alarcos, said a notable increase this year was in the age groups of 4 to 10.

“That’s very good for squash and tennis because that’s where their skills we start to groom,” she said. “We’re happy to see about 40 to 60 kids every weekend, aging from 4 to 18 years old.

“Lately the school development program has added to this, we’ve seen a few students coming from the schools that we’ve had during the week, which has boosted the numbers and interest for squash and tennis.”

Alarcos further extended an invitation to children who are interested in squash and tennis to visit them at the Boroko courts every weekend between 8.30 and 11.30am.

“Come down, we have the balls and the racquets here. So otherwise, come down, enjoy the sport, learn it and if you like it then maybe you are the future PNG representative for squash and tennis.”

Carmella Gware