Let’s serve up some squash on McArthur Island
You asked for thoughts on what readers would like to see built on McArthur Island, once the city tears down the McArthur Island Youth Centre.
I would really like to see a facility that includes squash courts.
Since the regretful transition of the Squashworks (Racquetor) building on McGill Road into an office building, and the closure of Malone’s on 8th in North Kamloops, squash in this city has been virtually non-existent.
Yes, Thompson Rivers University has a court with varying accessibility.
While I am anxiously awaiting the reopening of the old Malone’s building this winter, which I understand will offer racquetball and squash, I have reservations relying on a private business to keep the sports going in the Tournament Capital (call me once bitten).
Was the existence of a private squash facility not the reason we missed the proverbial boat on getting courts at the Tournament Capital Centre?
Other communities (I’ll use Smithers as my example because I used to live there) have recreation centres that offer several activities (climbing wall, squash, etc).
Offering a variety of activities that interest Kamloopians has the potential of generating multiple revenue sources.
How does the Tournament Capital not have good-quality squash courts?
It would be unfortunate to see another boat sail off into the sunset.