Solent’s sport team could be squashed.

Solent squash is in desperate need for funding as the team looks to be on its last legs.

The team was formed in 2006 and since has struggled with transporting players to many of the away games.

Squash racket. Photo: Pixabay

Callum Greasley, a Solent squash captain, feels that more funding will help secure the future of the sport

“We need more funding from Sports Solent as the courts are in a little bit of a state and we don’t have a coach.

“People don’t want to join a club that looks less organised because of that.”

Greasley also feels that in order to attract more players the publicity of the sport needs to improve.

“Squash needs to be in the Olympics as it is quite a small sport and it is relatively new at the university.”

Not only is funding an issue but the lack of members could mean that this is the last year for Solent Squash.

Five members are due to graduate at the end of this season leaving the team low on players at the start of the next.

Jack Miller, Solent squash captain-elect , is hoping freshers will keep the team alive.

Jack Miller. Photo: Joseph Wallace

“I need three more (freshers) as we can get away with having four in a team.

“Realistically I want to be getting about six or seven more in the team to be able to pick people if others aren’t available.

This isn’t the first time that the team have been close to folding.

In 2012 the club was lacking members however, five members joined.

Greasley feels that in order to attract more players the publicity of the sport needs to improve.

“Squash needs to be in the Olympics as it is quite a small sport and it is relatively new at the university.”