Victoria Squash announce three-year plan to build Australian Open in Melbourne
From our Squash Mad Australia Bureau
The Australian Open is back on the calendar this year and will feature equal prize money for men and women.
The 2015 event is being staged at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in August and will include a prize fund of $25,000 dollars for each of the male and female world-ranking tournaments.
The organisers, Squash and Racketball Victoria, are hoping to attract sponsors to build the event over the next three years and make it attractive to the world’s leading players, and especially all of the top Aussie players who are based overseas.
Australian Open Squash 2015: The Facts (courtesy of SRV)
The Australian Open Squash is coming to Melbourne in 2015! This iconic event makes its first appearance back on the international circuit since Canberra 2012.
When: August 3 – 9
Where: Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
Who: We’ll keep you up to date with the players as they enter
What else: Dinner at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club featuring interviews with participating players, timed event on Sunday 9 August, graded for players of all abilities. Numbers will be strictly limited.
Prize Money: $25,000 for each of the Men’s and Women’s Open
Tickets: will be sold for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final sessions. On sale from March/April.
Sponsorship: would you/your business like to be a part of the Australian Open squash resurgence and build the event over the next three years with us? Contact S&RV on 9682 2199 for details.
Website: www.australiansquashopen.com (currently being updated)