South Africa’s top woman player, Siyoli Waters, will treat EP squash enthusiasts to a playing and coaching exhibition when she visits Port Elizabeth next Friday.
Ranked 34th on the world professional circuit, Waters’s trip to the Eastern Cape – she is also holding a clinic in East London – should be well worth a visit as she has emerged as the leading South African player of her generation.
Her rise to the top is a classic example of a determination to succeed. She was educated at Grahamstown’s DSG and Clarendon Park in East London, and now lives in Cape Town.
Waters has shown that anyone, irrespective of where you come from, can get to the top with a lot of hard work.
Waters will meet Angela Difford’s development coaches and players in an informal session at the Eastcape Training Centre next Friday afternoon. This will be followed by a training and playing clinic at Old Grey from 5.30pm to 8pm.
Waters will play matches against two leading EP women and one male player, followed by a question-and-answer session and a short demonstration on solo practising.
EP squash chairman Alan Stapleton said: “They say imitation is the strongest form of learning, so we would really like to see many of our young and older players at the clinic.
“Siyoli is a great ambassador for South African squash and a great speaker, so it will be good to see the PE squash fraternity coming out to support and celebrate one of the region’s most successful sporting daughters.”