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Federation set to begin training for kids

DOHA, 21 September 2011 - The Qatar Squash Federation (QSF) in a bid to widen the talent pool in the country and increase the popularity of the game has embarked on an ambitious talent hunt project in the form of Qatar Squash Federation School (QSFS).

QSF have set their eyes on training players at a young age, above six years.

“Under the programmee, QSFS will conduct training for players in two groups per week. Registration for the same has already started. The training is open to both male and female players, and they must not be below the age of six years at the time of registration,” said Gamal Rasmi, Technical Secretary of QSF.

“Group 1 players will train on Saturday, Monday and Wednesday while the second group will hit the court on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The training sessions will be divided into 50 minutes of squash and fifty minutes of physical training,” added Rasmi.

Five training session per day will be conducted by coaches associated with Qatar Squash Federation School Technical Committee at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

Interested players are required to submit a copy of the birth certificate, copy of the passport or ID copy, two coloured passport size photographs and a medical certificate from an accredited doctor certifying the player’s medical fitness to play squash.

“Junior players below the age of 19 years must wear a proper eye protection glasses. Qatar Squash School will provide only squash balls. Players must bring their won rackets and must be wearing proper squash shoes,” said Jamal.

Meanwhile, Abdulla Al Tamimi and Abdulrahman Al Malki beat off competition from several players to win a right to represent Qatar at the 12th Arab Games which will be hosted by Qatar from December 9 to 23 in Doha. The multi-sport event will involve some 7,000 athletes from 22 Arabic countries competing in 35 sports.

The plan is to commence the school on Monday, September 12th 2011.

In order to secure the desired time to play or train, subscription/registration is accepted in advance and priority for making the choice is based on first paid first served basis.

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