Peter Schmidl, event and glass court specialist of ASB SquashCourt said; “We are always delighted to support professional and amateur squash whenever we can and to be associated with prestigious events like the World Squash Championships is an honour as well as a pleasure.
“We have never limited ourselves to simply building squash courts. With products like the GameCourt, the GlassFloor, the rotary GlassBackWall as well as the movable SideWall we have revolutionized the sport of squash and how leisure centres are built.”
“It will be the first time ever that squash has been played in Manchester Central and we are thrilled it is us that will help achieve this world first.”
ASB SquashCourt is a leader in its market and has to date supplied more than 6,000 ASB SquashCourts to satisfied customers in 70 countries all over the world. ASB SquashCourts have also worked very closely with the World Squash Federation (WSF), the Professional Squash Association and the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) to deliver the show glass court for the most prestigious events all over the world.
The PSA Men’s World Squash Championship 2013 will involve the world’s top 112 players, including players from all five continents and presents an extremely exciting opportunity for world squash to position itself as the worlds “number one sport for getting and staying fit”. 2013 also brings an additional opportunity as squash is in the running to become an Olympic sport in 2020.
Nick Matthew current World No 3 and 2010 and 2011 World Champion has played on ASB courts before: “The court felt great, no bad bounce, no slipping, it will look good on TV too. I can’t wait for the Worlds!”
Current World No1 and titleholder Ramy Ashour adds: “The court is perfect. It’s so nice to play on there”.
This will be the second time Manchester has played host to the event; the first being during the World Sport 2008 series of events that were a legacy from the Commonwealth Games in 2002.
Lee Beachill from the Professional Squash Association said, “We are thrilled to be working with ASB SquashCourts for this year’s PSA World Championship and I am sure this event will exceed all our expectations.
“Early ticket sales indicate that this is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year so get your tickets while you still can! ”