We entered 2021 on a positive note with the year starting with Singapore in Phase 3, which allowed all of us back on the courts.
Singapore Squash had a good run of events throughout the year, but some mainstays of our event calendar were hard hit by the regressions to two Heightened Alerts in May and June – namely the National Squash League (NSL) and the Squash Ball.
The NSL was slated to commence in May. Singapore Squash worked closely with all squash clubs to understand the possible constraints each club would face in a league setting, with Safe Measure Management (SMM) in place.
The challenges and constraints were met and the League was split into two seasons with only one grade playing per weekday evening. Alas, it was not meant to be as the nation reverted to Phase 2 in May 2021, and remained in Heightened Alert until August.
The Squash Ball, which was scheduled in the second half of the year, was further postponed with the ever-changing SMMs. We are back onto the drawing board once again and are hoping to have this in the later part of 2022.
Undaunted by the SMMs in place, Singapore Squash successfully organised several tournaments and events throughout the year, but without spectators to add to the sporting atmosphere.