Woffles Wu wants to give squash a facelilft

Woffles Wu wants to give squash a facelilft
Woffles Wu (left), shaking hands with outgoing SSRA president Desmond Hill, was elected to the top post unopposed.

SINGAPORE - His seasoned hands have handled thousands of surgeries in his 24-year career as a plastic surgeon but Woffles Wu's next operation will be of a different nature.

Elected unopposed as the new president of the Singapore Squash Rackets Association (SSRA) on Monday, the 53-year-old is hoping to give the sport a much-needed "facelift".

To do so, the avid recreational player, who tries to hit the courts every day, plans to begin from the bottom.

"We need to start from the base of the pyramid - which means we need to get more kids involved and interested," he said.

"That is the most important thing for our sport right now."

Wu replaces Desmond Hill who completed his eight-year tenure as president.

Squash enjoyed a golden era in the 1970s and 1980s when the nation's players were considered the kingpins of the region.

Since then, it has never recaptured those glory days with few picking up the sport nowadays.

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