Jersey is proud to be hosting a PSA world tour event in May 2013. The Jersey Squash Classic will be a PSA Challenger 5 or Challenger 10 ($5,000 or $10,000) depending on sponsorship raised and will feature players from within the world’s top 100.
The event will run from the 10th – 13th May 2013 at the Jersey Squash & Racketball Club (JSRC) and will feature a 16 main draw and 16 qualifying draw over 4 days. The qualifying draw will feature local Jersey Island players including a Junior Academy player. The event will include a main draw wildcard entry who will be announced nearer the time.
As part of the legacy of the event, professional players will be contracted to give back time to the Jersey Squash Development Schools Programme. Local schools including Samares, St Luke’s and Plat Douet will be invited to the club to watch the players play and train, to have autographs signed and have the opportunity to ask the players questions. The legacy aspect of the event is considered a key component and we are hoping this will inspire them to take up the sport.
The event will be run under the Jersey Squash & Racketball Association (JSRA) umbrella, the governing body for squash and racketball in Jersey. Nick Taylor, the Director of Jersey Squash will be event promoter and tournament director. Nick’s events team are very excited about holding the first PSA professional squash tour event here in Jersey.
Nick said “It’s always been my ambition to hold a PSA event in Jersey and now we have a new exciting facility and structure for the sport there is no better time. The JSRA and JSRC with the help of Bedell and the States of Jersey have introduced squash to over 10,000 youngsters in Jersey and I now feel it is important to bring events like this to the island.
This event will inspire our Bedell Jersey Junior Squash Academy players and we will even have an academy player playing in the event which will help with the legacy and future of the event. It will also give our elite players the chance to compete against world ranked players which will help them in their Island Games and Commonwealth Games aspirations.
There is a large squash following and a fantastic sprit and ethos, not just at the club, but across all island squash facilities and there will be many people who will be eager to see some of the best players in the world compete here.”
The event would not be possible without the support of local companies, and any local companies wishing to support the event should get in contact for information about our sponsorship packages.
Nick Taylor, Jersey Director of Squash & Racketball
Please contact Taylor 07829-747034 or firstname.lastname@example.org