Richmond’s squash-playing twin stars, Ocean and Spring Ma, are unlikely to face each other at the adult Canadian Squash Championships this week.
However, the unseeded 15-year-old Burnett secondary students – who will be competing in the adult open category for the first time – have other challenges to overcome.
The pair will be going head-to-head with adults in competition for the first time and they will be playing in an all-glass court in the middle of Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, when the five-day championships kick off on Wednesday.
The two are likely to take it all in their stride, though, after Ocean won the junior nationals earlier this month, beating Spring in the semi-finals, en route to the gold medal.
“It does take a bit of getting used to. It’s definitely a lot different,” said Spring, referring to the all-glass court, which she played in during the junior nationals.
“I’m very nervous actually. Playing against the adults in the open (category). But I’m also looking forward to it as well.”
The Canadian Squash Championships go June 1 to 5 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
For the full schedule, go to https://squash.ca/canadian-championships/