Squash South Africa

Squash South Africa is looking forward forward to a big year ahead for 2017. This year has seen Growthpoint partner with Squash South Africa, joining existing partners, Tsogo Sun and Dunlop Sport with the objective of elevating the level of the sport in the country.

Squash fans will be delighted with the return of the Open Championship for the first time in South Africa since 1985. The Growthpoint SA Open Championship, together with the Growthpoint Jarvis Kaplan Cup and Growthpoint SA Nationals will be held back to back across the months of June and July for a feast of squash action in the Gauteng region.

Squash South Africa are looking forward forward to a big year ahead for 2017. This year has seen Growthpoint partner with Squash South Africa, joining existing partners, Tsogo Sun and Dunlop Sport with the objective of elevating the level of the sport in the country.

Squash fans will be delighted with the return of the Open Championship for the first time in South Africa since 1985. The Growthpoint SA Open Championship, together with the Growthpoint Jarvis Kaplan Cup and Growthpoint SA Nationals will be held back to back across the months of June and July for a feast of squash action in the Gauteng region.

GROWTHPOINT SA OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP

Held from the 17th to the 22nd of July 2017 at The Wanderers Club in Johannesburg, the Open Championship is open to entries from across the world. Qualifying rounds will be held on the 16th and 17th of July, with the top 4 joining the 12 top seeds across both the Men’s and Women’s categories. The final 32 players, 16 Men and 16 Women will fight it out for a share of the R200,000 prize fund.

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GROWTHPOINT SA NATIONALS

The first of the 3 major squash events in South Africa, the Growthpoint SA Nationals is a 64 player event which determines South Africa’s best athletes. The event was successfully held from the 26th to the 30th of June 2017 which saw Western Province players, Gary Wheadon and Milnay Louw, lift the prestigious GrowthPoint SA National Squash titles. The finals were played on the all glass court at the Wanderers Squash Club in Johannesburg at the weekend.

In the absence of  the World’s number 20 player and 8 time winner of the title, Steve Coppinger, the men’s field was an open, unpredictable field. Ranked 64 in the world, top seeded Alexandra Fuller of Cape Town, coasted through to the finals, not dropping game but then had no answers to Louw’s attacking play. Louw ran out a fairly easy 11-9 11-7 11-1 winner.

Milnay Louw, who successfully defended the title she won in 2016, was in dominant form throughout the week and did not drop a game on her way to the final.

GROWTHPOINT JARVIS KAPLAN CUP

The Growthpoint Jarvis Kaplan Cup is an annual inter-provincial team squash tournament, a tournament renowned for its traditions and camaraderie. This years event will be held in Tshwane at the Pretoria Country Club, Harlequins and Pretoria High School Old Boys from the 10th to the 14th of July 2017.

For more information, visit Squash South Africa or Contact Daniel Quinta at 083 308 6682 or email at daniel@acceleratesport.com.