Good morning! I am tired. I slept in the car tonight. It was… …three boys…. came at 2 AM in the night. and played music…. It was for about an hour. until 3 AM. It is cold… but we are going to 3 clubs see you there. We are in…. Hørsholm Squash Club. We can see it is a small club. I think there is nobody here at the moment. Not a lot members I would say. And the members active ones, they are on vacation. as all people do now. So, we put this one.. Hello, Flemming.
Hi, Andrej. Welcome to Birkerød Squashklub.
Thanks. can you tell us about yourself first? Yes, of course. I am 51 y.o. and have played squash for 14 years. I have a family- a wife and two kids. I work a chef of pension in a pension company. I have been chairman for squash 1,5 years, but I have been playing 14 years. I have thought it is super interesting sport and I like it. BIrkerød Squashklub is Danish Champion for previous season in male and female category. Was it the first time? Or there were more years like it? We have been actually reigning champion for 7 past years for men. And for women it was 1st place or runner up past 7 years. That is what we are really happy about.
Our juniors are part of it as well. They are in both champion teams. So, we raise them from junior years and we really like that. Can you also… You are chairman for squash Can you tell as about the club(as a whole)? Yes. The squash came out of the tennis club which has been here for about 50 years, but the squash club is from 91. We have 400 members. There is a lot of them in range of 45-50 years, but we also we junior players. as well as….. families in which we have members from. But there is a lot 45+ y.o. members so we really focus on getting more youth. The squash came from the tennis club which has been here for 50 years. We have 400 members in the squash club only, where tennis has 1000. And again, there is a lot of players in my age in our club 45 years, 50 years old. But we really hope for and emphasize need for younger members and young players. And that is what we are going for …. Another plans for future from our point of view strenghthen our club, but also have better cooperation with the other Danish squash clubs. I am part of the board of Danish Squash Federation and I wish to grow the cooperation between the clubs so, we can grow ourselves together with sport. That is what would I like to do. Yes, that’s it. Huge thanks.
You are welcome. We thank you for the visit. It is super initiative. We are excited about this… Have a great trip! And great summer.
Thanks. Translation – AK