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‘Back the Bid’ World Squash Day

By Fatema on 2012-08-09

As Olympic fever hits London, there is one notable category of sport missing from this year’s Games – namely, squash. Had squash been included this year, Britain would have easily taken a good chunk of medals what with James Willstrop and Nick Matthew as the world’s top two male players, and Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro the number three and four top female players.

Instead, the focus is on including squash as an Olympic category in 2020. SquashMatch and England Squash & Racketball are fully in support of World Squash Day which takes place on Saturday 20 October.

Squash players all over the world are uniting to create the biggest squash match in history, with two teams playing in one global event designed to back the sport’s bid for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.

The format of the event has a 2020 theme. All clubs are invited to field two teams of 20 players, with rival team members playing one game up to 20 points.

The scores from every club will count towards an overall global result between Team Squash and Team 2020.

More than 3,000 players have already signed up to take part in the world’s biggest squash match. The 2020 Team Challenge is the focal point of the World Squash Day this year.

So far, players from 66 clubs in 22 countries have registered, so please register your club today and be a part of it.

Clubs can register their event and download posters and marketing materials from the website: <Sorry, this link is no longer online>

And don’t forget to register your support for the 2020 bid on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/SquashMatch

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