The Rookie Blogger!

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Hello Squash Fans,
I am a rookie blogger and am nervous about doing my first post, but here it goes…

My Roots
I am from Winnipeg, Canada and grew up playing racquet sports– badminton, squash and tennis. I started in tennis camp when I was six years old on outdoor clay courts and when it rained I went inside with my friends and we played badminton and squash. My favorite day of camp was games day. Our coaches fed us easy shots and we would line up and aim at targets on the court. The more targets we hit, the more candy we earned. I think this is when my love of racquet sports began– when I was rewarded with treats :)

My Professional Squash Career
My first professional tournament was in 2003. I combined squash and academics through my science and business degree until April 2008 when I graduated. Since then I have been playing the tour full time and I continue to be keen to improve my ranking. I love training and spending time with the other girls on tour. Although I enjoy the travel too, its one of the tougher aspects of being a squash player. I am a home body and feel most comfortable in Canada in my own bed. But I have learned to adjust well to living out of my squash bag.

Most Recently
About four weeks ago I tore the inner part of my left calf training. This injury was particularly tough because I had to miss my favorite tournament– the Canadian Nationals. I am currently rehabing my calf and doing hitting on court. Next week I am hoping to get back to doing some movement drills. That’s my update for now.

More to come…
Alana

Comments

  1. NicolDavidOnline.com

    May 13, 2009

    Hey Alana,
    saw your video interview on Squash Stars Facebook as well.. welcome to the world of blogging! :)

  2. Elaine

    May 14, 2009

    HI ALANAAAA!!! 😀 *hugs*

  3. crazygal81

    May 14, 2009

    Hi Alana! Thanks for the quick update. I think this a great way for squash fans to learn more about the SquashStars. Looking forward to your future posts. Well done on your first blog! :)

  4. Alana

    May 31, 2009

    Hey thanks ladies for the warm welcome to the Squash Stars blog!!

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