Framingham, MA (January 18, 2012) — The Pro Squash Tour (PST) announced today that it will host its American Open at LiveTechnology’s Headquarters in Tuxedo Park, NY. The event will be coordinated locally in conjunction with Friends of the Barn, a local squash organization.
“This will be the largest tournament on our calendar and will be the capstone event moving forward for PST’s American circuit,” said PST Commissioner Joe McManus.
“LiveTechnology’s corporate headquarters is an ideal location for the event. They have a top flight court, an active squash community and the resources to live stream tournament matches. We have a strong relationship with Phil Wilkins, the pro in residence, and I am thrilled to be partnering with him on this tournament,” McManus continued.
The dates of the American Open have been set for April 26-29th 2012. Each of the tour’s top players is expected to be entered. Among others, the following players are anticipated to compete:
David Palmer (Australia): Cleveland Classic, Pro Squash Cup and Phoenix Open Champion
Wael El Hindi (Egypt): One-time Egyptian National Champion
John White (Scotland): Mohawk Hampton Open Champion
Bradley Ball (England): Reigning PST Champion
John Rooney (Ireland): Two-time Irish National Champion
Andres Vargas (Colombia): Member, Colombian National Team
Supreet Singh (India): Connecticut Open Champion
Randy Lim (Malaysia): U. Penn Coaching Staff
Mohamed El Sherbini (Egypt): San Diego and Bobcat Classic Champion
Ibrahim Nyanzi (Uganda): Three-time Ugandan National Champion
TG Raubenheimer (South Africa): Pro Squash Cup Semi-finalist
Phil Wilkins (Wales): Pro in Residence at LiveTechnology
Ned Marks (United States): Connecticut Open Finalist
“We’ve hosted a PST tournament in 2011. It was a great experience for LiveTechnology and the area’s squash fans. We are very pleased to have been chosen as the site for the American Open,” said LiveTechnology’s Director of Squash and Fitness Phil Wilkins.
Over 150 years old and played by more than 20 million people in 185 countries, squash has shown sustained growth in the U.S. in recent years. Forbes Magazine recently released a survey which declared squash the best sport in the world for getting fit and staying in shape. The Pro Squash Tour season begin in August and runs through May when its Tour Championship will be held in Detroit, Michigan at the Detroit Athletic Club.