Squash players from Ryedale are going to join forces with players from all over the world, who are uniting to create the biggest squash match in history this weekend, with two teams playing in one global match to back the sport’s bid for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.
At the moment squash is not classed as an Olympic sport and squash players from Malton Squash Club are among those who want this to change.
Malton Squash Club is taking part in World Squash Day on Saturday, from 3pm onwards, with a social evening and refreshments afterwards.
This event is open to all club members and the club would also like to encourage any non-members that fancy taking up the sport to come and see what it’s all about.
The format for World Squash Day has a 2020 theme.
Clubs are invited to field two teams of 20 players, with rival team members playing one game up to 20 points.
The scores from every club will count towards an overall global result between Team Squash and Team 2020.
World Squash Day organisers hope the total figure of competitors will run into the hundreds of thousands and enable them to claim the event as the biggest sports fixture in history, as well as the biggest squash match.
Malton Squash Club is located at Old Maltongate and their contact number is 01653 693139.