The newly refurbished two squash courts at Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) are set to be opened this weekend squash captain Alkil Hirji confirmed yesterday.
Hirji said the courts were renovated courtesy of Exim Bank and will help to improve and promote the game in the country as many people will be playing the game on standard courts.
The DGC squash captain declined to unveil the amount of cash involved to renovate the courts saying authorities of the bank are well placed to explain.
He said the courts will help DGC on its efforts to make the game available to young people around Dar es Salaam.
Hirji thanked the bank for the donation which he said will help to improve squash in the country.
“I thank the Bank for the donation, I believe the two courts will help to promote the game in the country as many people will be playing on modern courts, this will also give the opportunity our youths around Dar es Salaam and the surrounding areas the opportunity to play”, he said.
Recently, other four courts at the club were renovated by Advent Construction and the competition of the two courts will make all the six courts at the club attain good standard.
He also disclosed that the clubs are finalising modalities to employ a Zambian coach, Nipa Bwalya, to train players.
“I have just received some of his personal documents and it’s my hope that everything will be ready by the end of the month and the coach will join us”, he said.
The Zambian trainer late last year went through successfully ten-day trials at the club and it is reported that he met the satisfaction of both players and leadership of the club.
According to Hirji the coach will be contracted for renewable six month.