Bola Mogaji, the President, Squash Referees’ Association, on Wednesday said that there was need for budding talents to be well acquainted with the rudiments of the sport.


Mogaji made the assertion in an interview in Lagos against the backdrop of the just-concluded Ex Pros Championships for U-13 and U-16 categories.

He added that in spite of their apparent inadequacies, he was still impressed with their basic understanding of the sport.

“I was impressed because they have tried to imbibe the little they know about the game, but that is not enough to say that they are well grounded.

“The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has been advocating for the need for players and coaches to take courses in refereeing so that they can also educate their players.

“Some of the times, decisions made by referees are not understood by these players, and even their coaches at times, but with a refereeing course they will understand better.

“These young players should understand this, now that they are still young in order to get used to the rules and their applications in the game of squash,’’ he said.

Some of the players at the tournament which took place at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, were still confused about which side of the court to serve from.

The tournament, which is in its second edition, held from April 19 to April 21. (NAN)

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