Singleton’s forgotten sport


There is a theory that only footballers partake in Thursday night activities in the Upper Hunter.

Thankfully, Singleton Heights Squash Club spokesperson Carla Merrick is here to bust that myth.

“We have two squash competitions and nobody knows that we’re up here which is a shame because it is such as fun sport,” Merrick explained.

“There are 24 who play in our Thursday competition and another 16 who play on Monday with some players travelling from as far as Muswellbrook.”

Like all other local sports, competitions were put on hold in March following the first wave of the coronavirus.

By July 20, the iconic doors of the centre would reopen and the sport would make its long-awaited return.

“We’re covid safe and we’re happy to welcome new players, reserves (given the amount of shift workers we have) and even just casual players,” she continued.

“We also have guys coming down for a casual hit on a Sunday and we also have racquets to hire so you really just need a towel and a bottle of water.”

The Singleton Heights Sport Centre operates from Monday to Thursday 4-9pm and Sunday 2-5pm.

“We can still take bookings outside of those hours so just give us a ring or a message and we can accommodate casual players that are interested,” she concluded.