American metropolis St Louis will host this yr’s version of the World Hardball Doubles Squash Championships, it has been introduced.
Town will stage the competitors between September 21 and 24 on the Racquet Membership of St Louis and the Missouri Athletic Membership.
Hardball squash, which originates in North America, is a distinct variant of the game that includes a tougher ball and totally different measurement courts.
Singles play encompasses a smaller courtroom however doubles matches happen on a a lot bigger enjoying space.
The exhausting ball normally permits for a higher-tempo match.
The occasion in St Louis would be the twelfth version of the Championships, which is organised by the Squash Doubles Affiliation (SDA) and Girls’s Squash Doubles Affiliation (WSDA) Professional Excursions beneath the auspices of the World Squash Federation.
England’s John Russell and Clive Leach are anticipated to defend the boys’s title they received in 2015 in Chicago, whereas their compatriots Suzie Pierrepont and Carrie Hastings are the ladies’s title holders.
Canada’s Viktor Berg and Stephanie Hewitt are the defending blended doubles champions.
“The SDA may be very excited to be working with the World Squash Federation, the Racquet Membership of St Louis, the Missouri Athletic Membership and the WSDA to convey the World Hardball Doubles Squash Championship to america in September of this yr,” stated SDA Board chair Kevin Luzak.
“The occasion would be the spotlight of the 2017-18 calendar with the most important attracts and one of many largest purses of the season for each the SDA and WSDA excursions.
“The St Louis group is already gearing up for what is going to undoubtedly be a blockbuster occasion at a implausible venue.”
A prize fund of $70,000 (£56,000/€66,000) is on supply on the event, with parity among the many males’s and ladies’s attracts.