I have finished my Journalism degree at the University of South Australia. I'm currently a freelance writer living in Adelaide.
Published February 25th 2013
John Hopkins once said, "I find that squash is less frustrating than golf, less fickle than tennis. It is easier than badminton, cheaper than polo. It is better exercise than lawn bowls, quicker than cricket, less boring than jogging, drier than swimming, safer than hang gliding. Squash, a Joyful Game."
In all aspects squash has every sport covered. You can play it in all weather conditions and what better way to release life's frustrations than hitting a tiny ball against four walls.
Last Monday it rained in Adelaide, a rarity especially in February. The rain prompted me to grab some mates and head on down to 'Revive Fitness Centre' on Marion Road, Plympton Park. Revive Fitness Centre
I was pleasantly surprised when I hired the 'Gallery squash court' for one hour and it only cost $22, not per person, but for the court. Our eyes lit up with glee when we calculated our doubles match would cost $5.50 each.
We felt like professionals when we opened the door to an empty stadium of seats. We Imagined playing against local squash great and former World Champion Chris Dittmar.
It was a perfect Monday afternoon, while Adelaide received some much needed rain, my friends and I worked up a sweat.
Revive Fitness Centre is open every day. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays you can sneak a game of squash in from 6am to 9pm. On Thursdays, Revive is open 6am to 8:30pm and Fridays, 6am to 7:30pm. Saturdays it is recommended that you get in early because it's open 8am to 3pm and Sundays, 9am to 2pm.
For those keeping score, I went through the hour undefeated.
Photo by Jens Buurgaard Nielsen / Wikimedia Commons'