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Squash comes to Rochester city schools

June 05, 2018 07:32 PM

The spring sports season for students in the Rochester area is coming to a close with many state championship events this weekend. But the end of the section 5 season doesn't necessarily bring an end to sports for kids in the city. 

The Rochester City School District offers a variety of sports, ranging from basketball, football to track and field.

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But one local program wants to expand city students' athletic horizons even further.

"I moved here from England in 2010 and I just thought squash needed a bit of a boost," states John Walsh. 

John Walsh runs SquashRocs, a squash clinic located in the Harro East Athletic Club.

Currently, they're offering free training for the upcoming Ward Reilly Tournament in June, but there are also free sessions open to any city school student throughout the summer. 

"Squash is rated the healthiest sport in the world. What that means is that you're doing the most exercise in the shortest time and with the least amount of injury," states Walsh. 

Walsh's program helps students excel outside of the court too. 

"When I don't do a sport which I haven't done for like a month, I kind of feel a bit jittery and stuff at school, so I feel like breaking a sweat after school and coming in here. I feel like it makes me a lot more calm and focused," states Sophia Cordello, squash player. 

If you want to get involved, don't worry about the cost of equipment.

Walsh says all you need is an outfit to sweat in, "I have all the equipment, I have the rackets and the glasses. they need to just come ready to run around."

If you would like to get involved click here for more information.


 

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