On Saturday 14th April the Highfield Squash Club took their junior members on their annual trip this year the venue being the Gleneagles Squash Club in Killarney. We set off at 9am on a fairly overcast dull morning from the club house with twenty-two excited juniors, our junior officer (Anne Cogan) and four of our parents (Brendan Connolly, Micheal Crowley, Fergal O’Connor and Aidan Delaney) - not forgetting Tony the bus driver. Our junior’s ages ranged from under U10s right up to U17s.
We arrived at the Gleneagles Squash Club at approximately 10.30am where we spilt all our juniors into two groups. The first group, which consisted of our younger juniors, changed into their swimming gear, hats and goggles and made a bee-line for the swimming pool whereby they swam, splashed, laughed and joked in the big sized pool. It was great to see our younger juniors really bond with each other in the pool especially those that didn’t know each other too well beforehand. Some of our parents braved the waters for a dip also whilst others supervised in a drier capacity by the pool-side.
At the same time our other group of older juniors changed into their squash gear, warmed up and started a blitz amongst themselves. Throughout the course of the morning there were many exciting close games played and a lot of fun was also had playing three quarters in the court (ask your son/daughter for explanation J ). After a couple of hours of games it was time for our older juniors to cool off with a dip in the pool.