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Squash tourney in Wilmington this weekend


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WILMINGTON, NC (news release from Ranil Goonesekera) -- The Wilmington Athletic Club(WAC) will host it’s first ever squash tournament on October 20, 2012 in support of the sport’s bid for the 2020 Olympic Games. The date coincides with World Squash Day, which will have over 500 squash events around the world. Players will be divided into groups of six according to their skill level and play a roundrobin format with other members in the group. The WAC squash tournament, WAC For Squash 2020, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00p.m.

About Squash In Wilmington:
Wilmington Athletic Club offers the only squash court in the area. Squash community here has grown over sixty plus players since the court was constructed in 2004. Players vary from age, gender, to national origin. There are organized activities such as social nights, ladders, and now a tournament. WAC also boasts the only US Squash certified squash professional in the area.

About Squash In America and Around the Globe:
Squash is played mainly in big cities in America with a strong concentration of players in the New England States. America boasts a squash population short of a million people. Globally there are about 13 million players. US has about 1,000 squash court locations (plus ~2700 individual courts spread across the country.) There are more than 50,000 courts globally. Although there are several variations in size of a squash court depending on the form of the game being played, the most popular size of a court is 32 feet long by 21 feet wide. Once hit with a racquet, the ball can travel over 150 miles per hour. This combined with the foot speed required to get to the ball makes squash one of the fastest games in the world. In 2003 Fortune Magazine named squash as the healthiest sport to play. Squash is not an Olympic sport. It was the top sport in consideration for being added on in 2016.

To learn more about the tournament please contact Ranil Goonesekera, Squash Teaching Professional

Wilmington Athletic Club
2026 16th Street.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 343-5950

Entry deadline is Wednesday, October 17


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