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The Port Moresby Squash Fraternity is gearing up for its annual competition next month.
The General Public and interested Business houses have been invited to register and also to take part in next week’s Squash Grading program for the competition.
Port Moresby Squash Director, Merlyn Alarcos, says the sport is slowly picking up momentum and hopes to have more people join the code.
Few business houses have been taking part in the recent competitions. This year, the code is hoping to get more players to join the game.
The sport has been quiet after the demolishment of the Port Moresby Squash Club at Murray Barracks, which used to be adjacent to Niu Ford.
Over the years, followers of the game have been moving from one court to another using squash facility at Holiday Inn Hotel’s Life Gym and the Aviat Club.
Thanks to the Steamships Racquets Club, the code now has a steady place where it can rebuild the code again.
Also for the year, the code is looking forward to host the Port Moresby Open in July.
To give existing squash players some exposure, a few players have been participating in Queensland Competitions.
Next week, PNG’s Number 1 squash players, Lynette Vai and Madoko Suari Jnr, will be participating in Townsville for the Australian doubles championships.
These games are a lead up preparations for the code’s participation in the upcoming Commonwealth Games.