Squash is back!

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Major Serge Migneault (blue shirt) at a regional competition.

Yves Bélanger - Servir Newspaper

After being removed from the Canadian Forces Sports Program, squash is now back. Players in the Montreal Region are therefore preparing for the regional championships being held at Valcartier on February 7 and 8, 2018.

Major Serge Migneault, an operations officer from the 2nd Canadian Division Support Group’s Operations Branch, is the captain of the Montreal Region squash team. He told us how happy he was to find out the sport was coming back. “It’s great news. As of now, we have a few players who are interested in training in order to represent the Patriots at the regional championships being held in a few months.”

We need 12 participants in total in order to form the Patriots team. It must include four women (open), one master (aged 45+), one senior (aged 40+), one junior (under 30) and five other players (open).

Maj Migneault, who has been playing squash for five years, explained that he loves the sport because it not only is physically demanding, but also requires strategy. “It’s a complex sport. You need to be alert and in good shape cardio-wise, and you need to have quick reflexes to outplay your opponent.”

New players are welcome

Maj Migneault also invited military members who are interested in discovering this sport to contact him or the Military Sports section of Personnel Support Programs for more details. “We practise every Monday evening at the Montreal Garrison sports centre and the Royal Military College Saint-Jean sports complex.” Once a month, Maj Migneault will give a performance course.

 

Information: Military Sports, Saint-Jean Garrison, 450-358-7099 ext. 7702 or 7264.

 

 

 

 

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