Scottish Squash Open is heading to Inverness which Ross stars could play
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Ross-shire squash stars Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban could be heading to the Highlands to play in a major squash competition next summer.
The 2021 Scottish Squash Open will take place at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club in August.
The event which is being sponsored by Springfield Properties, returned last year at the Oriam Performance Centre in Edinburgh following an 18-year absence.
Next year’s prize fund of $20,000 will be equally split between male and female players.
The PSA sanctioned event will be held in Inverness across five days, from August 25 to 29 with the tournament once more set to attract some of the world’s best players.
Nine-time Scottish Junior champion Alasdair Prott is pleased to play a major tournament at his home town club.
“Inverness Tennis and Squash Club has been a big part of my life and to play a professional tournament here would mean a lot to me.
“The club is a great venue for a tournament like this and it will be brilliant for people in the area and across Scotland to come along and witness some great squash.”
Head of competitions at Scottish Squash Allan McKay, said given the success of Clyne and Lobban on the world stage, along with Prott and Thurso squash player Jamie Henderson, it is fitting the Scottish Open is coming to the Highlands.
“The Highlands has a strong history of developing Scotland international squash players so being able to bring world class squash to the area only seems right.”
He added: “Inverness is an incredible place to visit and we have no doubt that Inverness Tennis and Squash Club will provide the perfect stage for both the players and spectators.”
Chairman of Springfield Properties Sandy Adam added: “We’re pleased to continue working with Scottish Squash to make next year’s event in Inverness a must for squash fans.”