The worst thing about squash is that outside of about 40 elite colleges (like Smith College) and a handful of big cities in the North East it is tough to find a squash club during Spring Break to keep your game in shape.
To counter that, Smith Squash Coach Tim Bacon (also a Certified Racquetball Canada Coach) has been making racquetball racquets and balls available to his players for their trips into the sun. The Spring Break destinations of South Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and L.A. are all meccas for Outdoor Racquetball – no shirt required – either the one-wall or three-wall variety – actually, any local school wall will do. Check it out:
Outdoor Racquetball, a variant of American Racquetball, is not to be confused with the British Racketball that is played on the Smith College squash courts. Best of all there are no clubs to join or fees to pay – you just show up and play the locals (or kick their derrieres as Tim did on his last trip to Flamingo Park in South Beach).
At this week’s meeting of the Smith College Racketball Club (Wed. March 11, 7-7:45 pm) Coach Bacon will be going over the basic rules and strategy of Outdoor One-Wall Racquetball, with the incredibly lively and bouncy blue Ektelon racquetball. Free racquetball and loaner racquet (to be returned after Spring Break) for everyone that shows up.