Sqaush ballers, I have only one question...
WHY IS SQUASH SO UNDER RATED!!!!
Squash, apart from us Squashers, gets treated as a hobby. In most organisations, squash has to fend for itself, getting its own sponsorship, and arranging its own events.... no body, outside of squash players, cares any more!!
For example, at the school I play for, our first has had to organise their own sponsorship, and own events, we have had no help from the school, at all, which is both frustrating, and under minding! We have a very good first team, who take on some of the better schools, and win... most of our players have played in more then one KZN tournament, and two players have ranked highly in the KZN standings, and yet, we recieve little or no support. If this was nay other sport, like rugby, our players would be treated like heros.... our first team rugby, hasnt done so well this year, and they have one player at KZN level out of 22. The rugby team have had sponsorship organised for them, and have got bags, practice kit, warm up kit, playing jerseys, jackets, chinos, pre match clothes,a nd many other accessories... and what has squash gotten from the school... nothing.... We have just organised sponsorship for kit and bags and practice kit, as one of our players parents had a bussiness, who have sponsored us, we are in the process of getting all of this, and I will post later about that!
I just think that Squash is so under rated, and definitely doesnt receive the respect it deserves, even at national and international level.
As non squash players always say:" It's alot like tennis isnt it??" And if this is so, then why cant squash receive the coverage on TV like tennis does! Why is thetre no big fuss made about squash championships?? Why arent children worshipping squash players, like they worship John Smit, or Roger Federer?
Please guys, I really dont see why squash is so under rated!! Please comment and tell us what you think!!