Letter from the South African Deaf Squash Association (SADSA)

Date: 3 July 2007

RE: SADSA Form circulation amongst all squash clubs in South Africa

I am writing to you on behalf of the South African Deaf Squash Association (SADSA).

The aim of SADSA is to promote awareness of squash as a sport amongst Deaf or Hard of Hearing players in South Africa. Participation builds character and would be a positive addition to a person’s life.

We request your assistance in circulating the attached form to all Squash Clubs in South Africa. We are trying to establish how many Deaf or Hard of Hearing players exist in every club so that we can sufficiently cater for the needs of these players. We are currently in the process of developing the SADSA structure and knowing how many people we are dealing with will help us to successfully arrange events as well as the next championship and tournaments in each province.

We have recently completed the SADSA annual championships at The Wanderers club in Gauteng. Ronel van Coller (2nd League - Paarl Squash Club, Western Province) and Max Percival (5th League - Crusaders Durban North Squash Club, KwaZulu-Natal), are the two Deaf champions for 2007. The level of squash amongst the deaf players at the tournament was markedly improved compared to previous years. This was due to an influx of new players who had previously never heard of the SADSA before which is a great shame. We wish to avoid such unfortunate occurrences in future by informing all clubs in South Africa of SADSA and where they can contact us.

Your support will help the entire community and will be recognized by the South Africa Deaf Squash Association who is dedicated to helping and developing deaf squash amongst it’s participants.

We greatly appreciate your help in this matter. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

PP Claire Sternberg Vice Chairperson
Email: claire@egmaud.co.za
Cell: 082 886 5688 (sms only)

Andre le Roux