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DC to Host World’s Largest Squash Championship in December

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The World Squash Federation (WSF) Men’s World Team Championship is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. for the first time in its 50-year history from December 14 through 21 this year at D.C.’s premier squash facility, Squash On Fire.

Majority of the matches in the week-long event will take place at Squash On Fire. Andrew Shelley, CEO of the WSF, said in a press release that the United States continues to be one of the most exciting and fastest-growing markets for squash in the world.

“Three major World titles in an 18-month period, with the World Masters in Charlottesville, VA, the World Individual Championships Open in Chicago and the World Men’s Team Championships in Washington, D.C. this year, amply demonstrate the vibrancy of squash in the United States. An international city, Washington, D.C. is the perfect backdrop to showcase this major world event as it has clearly become a top-tier sports destination,” said Shelley.

As a governing body for squash, WSF represents 150 National Federation members and approximately 50,000 courts around the world. Launched in 1967 in Australia, the Men’s World Team Championship has been held in 12 countries, including Canada in 1977. More recently, the championship was organized in France in 2017. 32 national teams from different countries will travel to Washington, D.C. for the December event.

Opened in 2017, Squash On Fire has hosted six major squash tournaments over the past year. This December the facility will be hosting top players from around the world for the first time in the U.S. It offers world-class services, including eight courts, and an all-glass showcase court.

“The arrival of Squash On Fire has revolutionized the way squash is played in the District, and hosting the 2019 WSF Men’s World Team Championship is a testament to that,” said Philippe Lanier, Co-Founder of Squash On Fire.

Lanier added that they want to make D.C. the squash capital of the country this year. “It is an honor to host this event in our game-changing facility. We are looking forward to welcoming players from all over the world,” he said.

Visit worldteamsquashdc.com for more information, complete schedule, tickets and sponsorship opportunities.

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