In 2020, Natalie Grainger hopes Squash players will become contenders at the Olympics. Squash is a racquet sport between two competitors, using a small, "squashable" rubber ball.
"Every squash player around the world is wondering, why are we not an olympic sport already?" said Natalie Grainger, Racquets Director at Chelsea Piers CT.
Her friend, Tim Garner, is one of them. So, the former 26th player in the world came up with an idea -- to play seven matches across seven continents in seven days.
"Not quite 80 days I guess, no balloons for them," Grainger said.
Garner and former world champion Peter Nicol are traveling over 40,000 miles. Their friendly challenge started April 13 in the Falkland Islands. Their final match is set for Saturday April 20 at Chelsea Piers Connecticut .
Grainger says it's been her dream to go for the gold. Currently, she's the number one Squash athlete in the country, a national coach, and was number one in the world in 2003.
The challenge, also raising money for charity, will take place this Saturday, One Blachley Rd. Stamford, starting at 12 Pm. For more information, visit 7continentchallenge.com.