Ocean and Spring Ma co-founded the Sunshine Squash Club, which hosted last week’s event to further the sport they love
A pair of Richmond twins were behind a recent 20th annual World Squash Day event, aimed at promoting the sport they love.
The event was hosted by the Sunshine Squash Club, which was founded in March 2020 by Burnett secondary students Ocean and Spring Ma, age 14, along with fellow junior squash players Jacob Lin, of Richmond, who ranks No.1 in the U17 boys’ category, and Vancouver’s Weihan Wang, who ranks No.1 in the U15 boys’ category.
The non-profit club acts not only as a group of volunteer ambassadors aiming to promote the sport in the community, but also as a platform for junior players to interact with each other, offering beginners and intermediates the chance to improve their skills by playing with and challenging multiple national champions.
As well as taking the sport into the community, the club donates any surplus funds yearly to the Vancouver General Hospital.
As for last week’s World Squash Day, the club invited squash players from all age groups and skill levels to take part in fitness activities, squash technique sessions and fun games at Sport Central in north Richmond.
For more information on the club, check out its Instagram page @vansquash.