COVER: Squash Club member Andy Cowan with the squash bag prize he received for winning the Men’s B Champion in Revelstoke last month. INSET: The Nelson squash club league has started for the winter and welcomes new members to join.

COVER: Squash Club member Andy Cowan with the squash bag prize he received for winning the Men’s B Champion in Revelstoke last month. INSET: The Nelson squash club league has started for the winter and welcomes new members to join.

Nelson Squash Club welcomes new members

The club has two courts above The Royal on Baker Street with racquets and other equipment available.

If the grey weather is getting you down, joining the Nelson squash club may put the swing back in your step giving you the winter lift you’re looking for.

Club recruiter Keira Zaslove said the key access only club has been running for more than 20 years but turned non-profit three years ago. The club has approximately 40 members and Zaslove invites people interested in the racquet sport to give it a try.

“There are hidden squash players out there,” she said.

The club has two courts above The Royal on Baker Street with racquets, goggles and balls available. New members can take advantage a free lesson from one of the strong players.

The club has skill levels ranging from beginner to level A players and offers lessons, drop in, drill sessions, round robin events and tournaments.

The club runs year round but the league runs from October through April. The club holds a team tournament in March and several players do travel to compete in other tournaments with one in Penticton in January. Andy Cowan won the Men’s B Champion in Revelstoke last month.

There are a variety of reduced membership options for first time members ($200) and students ages 13 to 18 and full-time college ($100). Kids under 12 are free.

For more information, contact Keira at 250-505-4047 or email her at khyzaslove@gmail.com.