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These young girls squash the competition

A local fitness centre is hosting a squash open house later this month featuring two national-level players.
Georgia Baldwin and Ashley Hall celebrating Ashley's win at the Junior Squash Tournament in Windsor, ON last weekend. Contributed photo

Two national-level squash players will be swinging their racquets in Collingwood this month, and returning to the schoolroom by Monday.

Ashley Hall, 12, and Georgia Baldwin, 11, will be at The Centre, Collingwood (90 High Street) on Oct. 27 to demonstrate why they are among the most successful in their age group in Canadian squash.

The Centre is hosting an open house that day, and Ashley and Georgia will be on hand to help local aspiring young players.

“While National Squash Day in Canada was on Oct. 13, we postponed the event so Ashley and Georgia could attend. They have a great fan base here,” said Larry Hall, Ashley’s proud Granddad and owner of The Centre.

Gail Scott, the Centre’s Squash Director since 2001, is equally proud of her Granddaughter, Georgia.

The Open House is not just for junior players. Adults are also invited to try squash.

“There are lots of players in Collingwood who haven’t played in years and are looking to dust off their racquet and get back in the game,” said Hall. “We have seen a number of returning players this year and most wonder why they left it so long. We also have new players who are looking for a more enjoyable cardio workout and squash is one of the best workouts – try it.”

All are welcome to watch or play squash at The Centre on October 27, 2018.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Junior lessons and pick-up games (registration required) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Exhibition games from 11 a.m. to noon

Adult lessons from noon to 1 p.m.

Adult pick-up games and exhibition matches from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

For more details on the Centre’s squash open house, visit their Facebook Page - The Centre Collingwood.

The Centre is owned by Ravenna-based Larry and Barb Hall. Their vision is for a community-based fitness, squash and wellness centre where everyone can be healthy and active no matter their age.