New glass court in line for Puls 5 venue in Zurich
By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent
One of the longest running European squash events, Switzerland’s Grasshopper Cup, is set to return to the PSA World Tour in 2015 bigger and better than ever before with the Zurich-based tournament rising to PSA International 70 status for the first time in its history.
Dating back to its origins in 1970, the Grasshopper Cup returned to the PSA World Tour following a decade-long absence in 2012 and has gone from strength-to-strength every year since, and graduates to its most lucrative status yet in 2015, when some of the world’s greatest players are set to descend on Zurich to contest the coveted ‘Heugümper’ trophy.
Taking place on a brand new All-Glass Courtwall Court, the 2015 Grasshopper Cup will get under way on Monday April 13 with the title to be decided on Sunday April 19 at the city’s stylish Puls (Pulse) 5 venue.
“We’re delighted to be increasing the size of the Grasshopper Cup for 2015 and are looking forward to what we are certain will be one of the most entertaining and exciting tournaments ever staged in Switzerland,” said tournament organiser Steve Buchlil.
“The Grasshopper Cup has a great history in squash, with some of the greatest ever players having competing for silverware here, and we are looking forward to welcoming some of the sport’ greatest names to the city in 2015.”
The 2015 Grasshopper Cup will take place at Puls 5 from Monday April 13 – Sunday April 19 with tickets to the event will be released in early December and further information about the tournament can be found at www.gc-cup.com
Picture courtesy of Grasshopper Cup