Parel Vallei squash began in the nineties under the tutelage of Mrs. Judy Cawood. Initially there were only boys’ teams. Mrs. Sue van der Merwe soon started coaching girls. Currently Mr. Richard Castle (former manager of the SA team) is closely involved with the coaching of the first teams. The sport grew immensely and currently boasts ten teams.
Lise de Vries is the first girl squash player to play for the South African District Team.
In 2002 our girls’ team qualifies as the best in the Boland to compete in the Top schools’ competition. By the end of this tournament we were noted as the sixth best girls’ team in South Africa.
In 2006 we once again qualified to participate in the Top schools’ competition and were placed seventh in South Africa. In 2007 the same team managed to qualify for the competition yet again.
Jade Mayne is chosen as one of the top players in South Africa. Both Thean Toerien and Aaron Fuchs are number one players in South Africa in their respective age groups.
Every year many of our players represent Boland at the Interprovincial Tournament.
The Boland players are:
- Matthew Wolmarans
- Monique Pretorius
- Kathleen van der Merwe
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