CapeTownMagazine.com

World Class Squash In A Mall Centre Court

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

World Class Squash In A Mall Centre Court

The world’s best players, a 12-ton glass court and a shot at world champs.

The SA Open Squash tournament is the only one of its kind in Africa and it’s also an official qualifier for the squash world championships. Some of the biggest names in the game will be taking each other on in an all-glass structure at the V&A Waterfront from 5 to 10 August. 


FOR THE VOYEURS
The first few rounds of the SA Open Squash tournament will be played at the Western Province Cricket Club’s Squash Courts. But at the quarter final stage, the tournament will be moved to the V&A Waterfront, and played in an entirely glass squash court.

The 12-ton court structure is transparent from all sides and will be erected In the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre Centre Court (outside H&M) with a grandstand and seating around it.


According to Daniel Quinta, who is marketing the event, the court is standard for all major squash tournaments. “It’s been alongside the pyramids in Giza, in shopping malls in Singapore, China and Dubai, in airports as well as Grand Central Station (New York).”

A specifically trained crew will be brought in to construct the court, and it usually takes between four and five days to assemble completely.

WATCH: HOW A GLASS SQAUSH COURT IS ASSEMBLED


AUTOMATIC QUALIFICATION
The winner of the SA Open earns immediate entry into the squash world championships, which, according to Squash South Africa president Steve Doeg, boosts the tournament’s profile even further. He expects an increase in the calibre of entries. Doeg also says this is a great opportunity for local players, who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to compete for this opportunity.

LAST YEAR'S CHAMPS: from left to right is Growthpoint CEO Estienne de Klerkthe youngest Growthpoint SA Open champion Farida Mohamed, losing finalists Menna Nasser and Mazen Gamal, Men's Champion Mohamed Elsherbini and  Steve Doeg, President of Squash South Africa.

WHO TO LOOK OUT FOR
Players from across the world will be jetting in for the chance to win the open and the opportunity at world champs. These include Lucas Serme from France and Salma Youssef from Egypt, who are the favourites. Local hopes are pinnned on SA’s highest ranking players Tristan Eysele from Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town’s own Milnay Louw. 

Also competiing will be Western Province number one rated U19 girls player Jordyn Campbell as well as promising youngster and Western Province number one ranked junior, Jacques Duminy.

GETTING IN ON THE ACTION
Entry is free but seating is on a first come first served basis. If you don’t get a seat you can still stand and catch the action.

---



---

Think squash is a great way to get into shape? Well here are more alternative ways to keep fit. If you’re more into conventional fitness try one of these Cape Town gyms.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, suburbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and add us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.


Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
August 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Moving_HumansParkour, Acroyoga And Juggling For ...

Experiment with an array of movement arts in one place

leap_day_mad_hatters_high_teaA Mad Hatter’s High Tea For Leap Day

Dress-up fun, games, chocolate and general madness in a Constantia garden

Woolworths_ProductionA Haunting New Show With A Hilariously ...

Anything and everything will be made fun of in Juliet Jenkin’s new satire

mother_city_comedy_festivalPlanting Funny Bones And Growing Local ...

Come out to support comedians you know... and new ones you’ll love

MTBCycle Tour MTB Is Going Back To Its ...

Three routes, BMX for kids, food stalls at the Banhoek Conservancy

the_om_revolution_2019Sunrise To Sunset Yoga On The Beach Or ...

Sociable, mindful, fun and affordable group yoga classes in the park or on the beach

Polkadraai_and_popcorn_popcorn_and_wine1Polkadraai & Popcorn Wine Pairing Back ...

Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

african_relish_2019Prince Albert From Morning to Evening

Epic foodie experiences from coffee to dinner Monday to Saturday at the African Relish ...

extrablattWholesome Buffet Breakfast And Sunday ...

Hot food, cold food. Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

barons_poster15 Inner-City Discoveries To Make While ...

What would you do if you'd been given two hours and 15 fun things to do?

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

rotterdamUltimate Bachelorette Party: The Girls ...

Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

kiff_kombi_gin_tourIt’s Cape Town's Most Spirited Road ...

All aboard, gin lovers. You’re about to discover Cape Town’s hidden gin gems

sundoo2019_10Lamb Curry to Duck Briyani and Bunny ...

Sundoo’s South-Indian-inspired tapas are ideal for that lazy lunch that turns into ...

galileo_meySaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Camissa Tour 5 2015Get A Unique Sunday Gospel Experience ...

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most soulful ...

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

Leopards Leap Rotisserie LunchRotisserie Lunch at Leopard’s Leap ...

Snack on succulent skewered meats and seasonal salads at this hip, young Winelands ...

tjing_momjii_3Next-Level Dining At Tjing Tjing Momiji

Take your taste buds on a tour of Japan

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips