Collingham & Linton Squash and Racketball Club
The six week session was a great success and as such I have continued with the Tuesday evening Ladies 1.5 hr sessions.
I initially had an interest from 12 ladies, the news soon spread and after the first six weeks I have had another two requests to participate. Of course, being ladies, some were/are a bit hit and miss due to parents evenings, husband being detained at work, etc. etc.
There has been many benefits to the participants, to the club and to generating interest in the sport.
I had a few beginners , (Mother’s of some of our junior members) some ladies who maybe played every now and again with a friend and not really committed to the sport, and others keen to improve.
My ladies bonded from the onset, made new friends and met other lady members, creating a great atmosphere and activity within the club.
The only thing I would have done differently would have been to set up a WhatsApp group from the very beginning. I send a message out every Monday morning and those able to attend send me a reply as such. This gives me the opportunity to plan before the Tuesday evening session according to the ability and skills of each player. It also acts as a motivation and a reminder to the rest of the group.