Date(s) - 20 Oct 2012
Details: Squash’s bid for a place in the 2020 Olympics will receive a massive boost on Saturday 20 October when some 40,000 players are expected to take part in a massive worldwide competition on World Squash Day.
The biggest fixture in the history of the sport has a 2020 theme as World Squash Day is dedicated to supporting the World Squash Federation (WSF) bid for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.
More than 750 squash clubs all over the world – representing 72 nations from Argentina to Zimbabwe – will be taking part in the World 2020 Challenge. Each club will field two teams of 20 (often more) representing Team Squash and Team 2020.
Fitness, stamina and skill will be put to the test as players compete in each individual tie, playing one game up to 20 points. Each club score will count towards an overall global result.
“At the time of writing, more than 35,000 players have registered to take part in the event, demonstrating significant global support for squash’s Olympic bid,” said World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher.
As well as clubs large and small, the world’s leading professionals – led by England’s James Willstrop and Nick Matthew, the world’s number one and two, respectively – are backing the bid with a special World Squash Day event taking place during the new PSA NetSuite Open in San Francisco, USA, on Saturday.
More info: For all the latest updates, and to record and view progress of all the matches and events, visit www.worldsquashday.com.