For the first time, St. Louis, Missouri, will host the 2017 World Squash Doubles Championships, September 21-24, at the Racquet Club of St. Louis and Missouri Athletic Club.
Open and age divisions registration is now open on www.worlddoubles.com.
The event will feature the best professional teams from around the world competing in Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed divisions. Additionally, all amateur players are encouraged to get in on the fun. Men’s A, Women’s B, a full slate of age groups and Mixed 35+ are all open for play. All teams must represent the same country.
The twelfth biennial edition of the championships, featuring Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events and organized by the Squash Doubles Association (SDA) and Women’s Squash Doubles Association (WSDA) Pro Tours under the auspices of the World Squash Federation.
England’s John Russell & Clive Leach are expected to defend the Men’s title they won in 2015. It was also an English pair, Suzie Pierrepont & Carrie Hastings, who claimed the Women’s title in the same championships, while Canadians Viktor Berg & Stephanie Hewitt are the defending Mixed champions.
“St. Louis has a rich history of promoting squash in the U.S., having hosted the U.S. National Championships in 1950, 1960, 1968, 1977, 1985, 1992, 2000, 2006 and 2013,” said Michael Puertas, Head Squash Professional of the Racquet Club of St. Louis. “We are well prepared and proud to play host to the 2017 World Doubles Squash Championship.”
“We are delighted to welcome the World Championship Doubles to St Louis,” added Adam Bews, Head Squash Professional at Missouri Athletic Club. “The Missouri Athletic Club and Racquet Club of St. Louis members have been hugely supportive of squash and doubles every year and we are so happy to be able to host this for them at their home clubs. St Louis has become one of the most popular destinations for the Doubles tour and we cannot wait to have all of the pros back in September.”