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New dates for Scottish Squash Open in Inverness are announced

By Will Clark

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INVERNESS will host the Scottish Squash Open later than planned in 2021.

It has been confirmed the event has been pushed back to September 22-26.

Dates have been changed to enable players to compete in the re-scheduled European Team Championships and provide further preparation time for event organisers as social restrictions begin easing.

Inverness Tennis and Squash Club are planning a big recruitment drive to encourage more players into the sport across the region.

Inverness Tennis and Squash Club manager Ailsa Polworth has described the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open as ‘a big recovery event for squash,’ after months of inactivity due to Covid-19.

“We’ve had time to think about how we can make this work really well and I can start to visualise it already.

“It will be a massive stand-out occasion for the club and something that’s exciting us.

“We’ve had a number of meetings, with plan A, B and C in place to cater for any issues down the line regarding Covid.

“So things are really taking shape and we aim to transform the club for the week.

“I look at this as a big recovery event for squash and we’re getting the council, local trusts and businesses involved so we can make it a significant occasion for the whole region.

“We really want to showcase our sport to the broader community, reach out to schools and encourage more people to give squash a try.

“We also want to further encourage existing players of all ages to get back on court after so long away.”

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