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PostPosted: August 25th, 2005, 1:26 pm 
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No, not the vegetable, but the sport.

I love the sport, but it's been a few years since I've gotten to play it. I'd like to get back into it somewhere, with, preferably, folks who are easy to make times with and are looking for some friendly competition.

I know about Squash PEI and their site, but I dunno about joining the group seriously, with all their rankings and fees and crap.

So... just putting feelers out there... anyone also into the sport?

Anything else go on in town in the fall / winter?
I did "community school" floor hockey in Vernon River last year, and have heard about volleyball at the Carrefour, which would be fun.

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Our highschool (Bluefield High) had a squash court and a raquetball court as part of the gym facilities and I played both then but preferred raquetball over squash. I know the Spa Fitness center has courts as did the Y when it was open. Don't know where else has courts open to the public but they were always people using them at the Y so I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to meet some squash enthusiasts like yourself who don't want play competitively in a league. I'd call the Spa if I were you and see if they have any fun leagues or something similar.


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Yeah, I'd heard of the courts at those places. I think it's silly how Bluefield had that. From what I hear, the teachers use it more than the kids! I just think it's odd how they can have an extravagance like that, and some schools don't even have a gym at all.

I used to play at UPEI. My roomie / buddy D and I'd book a court and play 'til someone kicked us out, so we'd sometimes play for a couple hours. It was awesome. I miss the exercise and competition.

We tried racquetball. Once. We laughed, it was so silly. :P

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No, the courts are used pretty regularly by students and teachers, at least when I was there. It's not really that big of an expense, and hardly an extravegnce, if it gets designed into a building before construction. They don't take up much room or anything and the maintenance on them is minimal. During last years renovations to the school was the first time the floors were sanded and refinished and walls replastered and painted since the school was built in 78.... and the cost was minor comparitively speaking.


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Yeah, I suppose the cost wouldn't be so much... I guess I'm just pointing out the difference. Some schools have next to nothing, and others can end up with a lot of something or everything. Lucky bunch of folks out there!

I wonder if I can heighten my garage and convert it into a court... hmm...

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The AFC on Garfield St has two courts and they seem to be always busy. I don't know if it's Squash or Racketball, pretty close sport (why two kinds? weird). It looks like fun, but unless I can play at 2am I can't be in a club.

I picture two guys arguing
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"Squash is for pussies!"

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It's like the difference between tennis and badminton or football and rugby or baseball and cricket or Nascar and and F1....


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