Saturday 12 May 2007

Scottish squash to benefit from Glasgow 2014?

Squash in Scotland is set to receive a boost if Glasgow is successful in its bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The organising committee has pledged to build new courts as a part of a programme to complement existing sporting venues that have already been earmarked to stage events.

A successful British bid to host the Games would give squash guaranteed media coverage, and help recognise the status of home-grown players on the world stage (though the Games are seven years away, and some of the current top British players may have retired).

Scottish squash is particular need of investment, given the retirement in the past few years of players like Martin Heath, Pam Nimmo and Peter Nicol (following his move to England).

It is also not clear whether any Scots juniors are pushing to join the senior professional ranks. At the recent European U19 Championships, Scotland did not enter any players in the individual events.

Glasgow 2014

1 comment:

  1. What happened when Edinburgh held the Commonwealth Games back in the 90s? Did that get more Scots interested in the game?


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