Harrow launch special Canary Wharf racket as 2015 tournament heads for another sell-out
THE final of the 2015 Canary Wharf Squash Classic is already a sell-out. London’s favourite squash tournament takes place from March 23-27 and all tickets have gone for both the final and semi-finals.
The event has been a complete sell-out for the past five years and Tournament Director Tim Garner says: “Once again our loyal army of fans has rushed to buy tickets knowing how popular this brilliant week of top-class squash has become.
“We are delighted to receive feedback from the players, and they always say how much they enjoy playing in front of such passionate, knowledgeable, full-house crowds at the East Wintergarden venue.
“Major events, which showcase what an amazing sport we have, help to support squash’s bid for a place in the Olympic Games. Everyone in the sport was pleased to see how successful the Commonwealth Games were in the summer, with squash playing to sell-out crowds every day in Glasgow.
“The men’s final between Canary Wharf favourites Nick Matthew and James Willstrop was an absolute classic, reminiscent of their huge battle at the East Wintergarden in 2010.”
Harrow launch special Canary Wharf racket
Harrow has been appointed as the Official Racket Partner for the Canary Wharf Classic. To mark the partnership, Harrow will be launching a special edition Canary Wharf Classic racket, which will soon be on sale in the build-up to the tournament.
The Canary Wharf racket is a special-edition customised Vapor, one of the most popular products in the Harrow range.
Simon Scott, whose company KBS Squash is the UK Distributor for Harrow, said: “Any individual who buys one will go into a draw and the winner will play a Harrow-sponsored player on the new glass court at Canary Wharf during the tournament.
“Pre-Orders are available now via the company website and the rackets will be available to purchase in the New Year. They will also be on sale from the Harrow stand during the Canary Wharf Classic tournament in March.
“We are delighted to be associated with such a successful tournament. Canary Wharf has always been one of my favourite events. This partnership follows six years of supporting the Kent Open and I look forward to building a similar partnership with the team at Canary Wharf.”
Harrow specialise in offering customised equipment for clubs, universities and businesses, including rackets, clothing, bags and footwear.
The Harrow brand is growing steadily in the UK and Scott added: “ The growth of market share is most significant in county level to pro level players. A good example is the British Under-23s where I would estimate that 40 per cent of the pros use Harrow rackets. Within that group we have players using at least five of our main models of racket.
“It was also very encouraging to see a large percentage of the players competing in the recent Women’s World Team Championship in Canada were using Harrow rackets.”
Harrow-sponsored players include: Laurens Jan Anjema (Netherlands), Chris Simpson and Adrian Grant (England), Scottish No.1 Alan Clyne, and Egyptians Karim Ali Fathi, Karim Abdel Gawad, and Raneem El Welily, the women’s world No.3.
For further information on Harrow rackets, and customised equipment, please visit the KBS website:
Tournament website: www.canarywharfsquash.com