WSF 2017 World Double Squash Championships

England will host the WSF World Double Squash Championships in August for the first time following an agreement between the World Squash Federation and England Squash. The Australian city of Darwin hosted the 2016 championships – in which medalists were the hosts, New Zealand, Scotland, India and Malaysia.

Under the rules of the championships, double pairs must be made up of two players from the same country. The World Doubles Championships features Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events and has been held four times – in 1997, 2004, 2006 and 2016.

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The championships are played on courts measuring 32 feet (9.75 metres) by 25 feet – a court size approved by the World Squash Federation in 1992 for the international doubles game. This court size is the same depth as courts for the singles game, but is wider than the 21 feet single court.

The 2017 World Doubles will take place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester from 1st to 5th August. 51 pairs will participate – comprising 17 Men’s, 21 Mixed and 13 Women’s – representing Australia, Canada, Colombia, England, India, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, South Africa and Wales. It is the most numerous amount of pairs since the creation of The World Double Squash Championships. Each nation, except Norway and Netherlands, will participate in the 2017 Men’s World Team Championship. 

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Players who will compete in the event will be confirmed in July after the deadline for final nominations, but 13 players from the current men’s and women’s top 20 PSA ranking lists are expected to take part in the championships. Those likely to compete are Laura Massaro, James Willstrop, Alison Waters, Daryl Selby and Sarah-Jane Perry for England;  Alan Clyne for Scotland, Joelle King and Paul Coll for New Zealand; Cameron Pilley and David Palmer for Australia; Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa for India; and superstar Nicol David for Malaysia.

We’re thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to host the World Doubles Championships for the very first time. We have a strong track record of delivering a number of World Championships in England and this is a golden opportunity to showcase our wonderful sport ahead of the Men’s World Championships in December 2017.” - England Squash CEO Keir Worth.


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