Visitors and Glass Court Up in Amsterdam

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Wern and me at training

Wern and I at training

Amsterdam welcomes a return visit by Low Wee Wern, a 19 year old Malaysian up and coming Squash Star joining us with our training here. Wern is also working with coach Liz Irving to prepare for the World Open that will be happening right here in Amsterdam.

Aisling, Samantha and myself have been preparing for the British Open which will be happening this week and then for the World Open back in Amsterdam after that. Everyone else has also been training well together and Wee Wern has fit in nicely during the last week and a half for training too. We even had some of the guys coming on court with us girls to keep us on our toes.

What a big happy family we are! Squash has a unique way of bringing players from the world over, creating a close-knit community that is rare to other sports.

A glass court at Dam Square, Amsterdam

A glass court at Dam Square, Amsterdam

To our surprise today, we heard that a glass court was placed in the middle of the busiest part of Amsterdam on Dam Square. This square is complimented by the Royal Palace in the backdrop while surrounded by other landmarks such as The Madame Tussauds and the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church). Rachael and Natalie Grinham were about to do an exhibition match to promote the World Open that would be happening in 2 weeks time. It is the perfect location to get the attention of the public to witness Squash at the very center of the city.

I’m very much looking forward to what’s in store in the weeks to come.

Comments

  1. Kavitha

    September 8, 2009

    Looks great! :) All the best for the tourneys!

  2. Andre Tew

    September 8, 2009

    All the bests guys.:)

    MAKE MALAYSIA PROUD

  3. Lorraine Siew

    September 8, 2009

    Busy, busy month for you Nicol. Take care! :)

  4. Hero McNizz

    September 9, 2009

    I think the glass court at the Dam Square is a FABULOUS idea. I can only imagine the crowd and the exposure squash will have!! What i would give to be there. (Am drooling and dreaming of the SquashStars t-shirt that would be given by Nicol.. hehe)

    I’m looking forward to the two tourneys too! I just hope there’s some way to be able to watch it live.. wonder if it’s gonna be shown on Astro or online streaming.. would you happen to know, lorraine?

    Best of luck, Nicol! My fingers are crossed for you.

  5. Kavitha

    September 9, 2009

    Check the PSA Live TV online. They might have live telecasts for the major matches.

  6. vencent

    September 9, 2009

    God bless everything!!!

  7. huserk

    September 9, 2009

    you go girlsss…~

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