Anthony Dzioba is leading the racquetball charge. Photo: Supplied.

A NEW addition to Bendigo’s sporting landscape is hoping to become a hit, with the Bendigo Squash Club introducing racquetball.

The sport is a cross between tennis and squash, played indoors but using a bouncier ball than squash and a bigger racquet. Local resident Anthony Dzioba moved to Bendigo late last year and introduced the sport at the club and it is fast catching on.

“When I moved to Bendigo and become involved in the local squash club l saw the opportunity for racquetball and wanted Bendigo to experience this great sport,” he said.

“I grew up as a squash player since a junior, and then was introduced to racquetball in my 30s.”

Dzioba said even people who had never played any racquet sports before could find racquetball as an ideal way to start.

“It is easy to keep the large bouncy ball in play and have fun long rallies,” he said.

“I found it a great game as it is so easy to learn that I was able to introduce my friends to the sport and along with playing socially, plus the benefit of the great friends you make along the way.”

For those keen to try racquetball the first session in Bendigo is free.

Dzioba is inviting anyone keen to try the game to make contact with the squash club.

For more details, visit www.bendigosquash.com or call the courts on 5443 2777.