Bluecoat Sports Health & Fitness Squash club has thrown its weight behind World Squash Day, in a bid to win the sport a place at the 2020 Olympics.
During World Squash Day, on Sunday October 20, 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.
World Squash Day organisers hope the total figure of competitors will run into the hundreds of thousands, and enable them to claim the event as the biggest sports fixture in history, as well as the biggest squash match.
And the Christ’s Hospital-based club will play its part.
Bluecoat Sports Commercial Manager Nigel McMahon commented: “It is such a fantastic idea and one which we hope that all squash players in Horsham will get behind. Squash is such an enjoyable game and great for fitness but we see courts being knocked down or converted all of the time. At Bluecoats we still have six courts and a vibrant squash section but we do lack grass roots participation so would encourage parents to get their kids involved and maybe, in 8 years’ time, they could be competing at the 2020 Olympics.”
Bluecoat will be running the event between 1pm – 4pm on Saturday October 20, if you are interested in coming down and having a game whatever your ability and joining in the fun call 01403 247572. All activities will be free to both members and non members while Oli Pett, the World Number 58 based at Bluecoats, will be at the club on the day