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Monday, July 25, 2005

Send Your Kids To Squash Classes

Remember when Malaysia won the Thomas Cup back in 1992?

Every kid in my neighbourhood got their wooden / 2 kg steel rackets out of the closet and started playing badminton. In fact, in the evenings, the entire stretch of my 200 meter lane was lined with boys and girls and makciks playing the good old hit and pick. Never mind the wind blowing the shuttlecocks like a kite.

The winners were awarded tracts of landed and spanking new Proton Sagas (they were new then), corporate prizes, bottles of isotonic drinks, etc.

Now, forget about badminton.

Send them to squash classes. Squash is the new badminton. Look at Nicol David. Ong Beng Hee. Well, that’s about it. We have other players, but the darling of the media at the moment is of course the Penang girl Nicol.

(Not to be confused with Peter Nicol, the former men’s world champion).

So, if you’ve got lots of spare money to burn, drag your kids from watching too much English football to squash classes with the country club while you’re teeing off at the green.

Forget about tennis or hockey or bowling already.

Oh, wait. Maybe in ten years time ping-pong will be the new squash.

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  • squash is a good sport, u can dehydrate very fast in that sport.
    i remember when i doing my squash training in standard 5-6, i can squeece my sweat from the shirt.(quite geli)
    but it is healthy.
    can lost weight too..

    By Blogger MengZ, at 7/25/2005 09:04:00 pm  

  • ping pong - the new squash? never!

    By Blogger anjali*, at 7/25/2005 11:47:00 pm  

  • Whoever's doing sport for money's sake is never gonna get very far. I say do it out of interest and passion first, then the money will come naturally. When the going gets tough, those in it for the money are gonna quit first.

    By Blogger Pat, at 7/26/2005 02:04:00 pm  

  • mengz - me too. the whole court will be filled spots of my sweat!

    amjali - you'll never know, you'll never know.. :)

    pat - very true.

    By Blogger Simon, at 7/27/2005 10:52:00 am  

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