Squash court in Araquipa! First time on a court this month - I was getting a little twitchy. Good day!
No-one here seemed to know of Squash, but a young lass thought that there was something a bit like a court with three walls near the tennis courts at "the Club". The Club, it turns out, is a VERY extensive property with an impressive infrastructure for each of perhaps 20 sports. Sure enough, right out the back, behind the 20 clay tennis courts is a single, open air, glass back squash court. Yippee!
I must admit, it was my first time on a Squash Court with a concrete floor. Tricky thing a concrete floor - when some bits are grippy and other bits shiny. When the ball bounces on a shiny bit it skids thru low and fast, but sits up OK on the grippy bits. Also a bit tricky to see the ball against the grey floor with areas of direct sunlight. There must be some grippy bits on the walls too because there was some weird-ass spin on the ball at times. We are talking major home court advantage here! So volley at all costs and if it does bounce then watch the ball real close - and be ready. Before long I noticed one more wee little challenge: altitude = 2350m. Like that is higher than Mt. Kosciuszko!
Just need to find some of the local talent now!