Squash Players Target World Record To Back 2020 Olympic Bid!

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop will support their clubs to participate in the world biggest squash team event (photo: WSD)Nick Matthew and James Willstrop will support their clubs to participate in the world biggest squash team event (photo: WSD)

Squash players all over the world are uniting to create the biggest squash match in history, with 2 teams playing in one global event showcasing the sport’s bid for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.

World Squash Day takes place on Saturday October 20th and Clubs are invited to field 2 teams of 20 players, with team members playing against their opposite number in 1 game up to 20 points. The scores from every club will count towards an overall global result between Team Squash and Team 2020.

World leading professionals support the project: World champion Nick Matthew said: “This is a great idea for squash players all over the world to back the Olympic bid.”

World Squash Day organizers hope the total figure of competitors will run into tens of thousands, placing it as one of the biggest sports fixtures in history, as well as certainly the biggest squash match ever.

Andrew Shelley, CEO of the World Squash Federation, said: “There are more than 50,000 courts spread across the world and to give the players on all of them the chance to compete in the same championship will bring the world of squash together in such a unique way!”

Event founder Alan Thatcher commented: “Our aim is to get this event into the Guinness Book of Records, and we hope that kind of response will show a tremendous global support for squash and the Olympic bid!”