World Squash Day was launched by a group of squash friends following the 9/11 attacks in the USA.
Many New York squash players were killed in the World Trade Center, including Derek Sword, a former Scottish junior international from Dundee.
World Squash Day was launched in their honour, and also to do something tangible for the game.
Today, World Squash Day is about getting people involved in sport, and squash in particular. While many nations are showing encouraging signs of growth, we are fighting a global trend of diminishing numbers of people taking part in sport, largely due to electronic alternatives and lifestyle changes. In some countries, the need to come up with solutions to grow the game is desperately important.
Let’s all do something to encourage the youth and the elderly a like to join in on the fun and joy of hitting a ball against the walls of a squash court.
At Durbanville Squash Club we have planned some fun activities on World Squash Day.
First and most important, we have the final of our Club Championships. The top Durbanville players will be fighting it out on court to be the reigning champion in various categories. We expect this to be as competitive as ever with some excellent squash to be played.
The fun will continue with 6 contestants of a different kind.
Our World Squash Day potjiekos competition will showcase 6 potjiekos chefs best efforts at winning your vote to be crowned the “Potjie King” of Durbanville Squash Club. Be sure to buy tickets at the Club bar to be included as a taster and judge to determine the winner.
On the 20th anniversary of World Squash Day, Durbanville Squash Club will showcase our top squash players, and we’ll be offering tasty lunch options for all to enjoy! The Club bar will be open to enjoy your lunch with your favourite beer. What more could anyone ask for? Great live action sport, fantastic lunch and an awesome bar filled with ice cold beer!
Come and enjoy the day with us 9 October 2021 as we celebrate World Squash Day at Durbanville Squash Club.
Potjie Starting time: 11 am for contestants. Variable for Members.
Cost: R 100 p/p entry fee. Children 6-18yrs – R 50 p/p.
Club Champs games start 12h00, with Mens final at 15h00.
Eating time: 4 pm
Prize giving: 4.30 pm. This will include the judges decision on 2 best potjies of the day and the respective winners of Club Champs categories.
Close: 9 or 10 pm – (Due to Covid regulations)
How to Buy Tickets
Tickets are only issued via the Club bar staff at the bar. Please pay for your ticket at the bar or via SnapScan or Payfast (See How To Pay Page) and then collect your ticket. Please show the bar staff your proof of payment.
The bar staff will add your name to a control sheet which will be used to ensure we cater for everyone. You will be issued with a wearable band on the day which is your passport to potjiekos heaven!