Set to be held in an all-glass squash court at the V&A Waterfront from 7 – 10 August, the Growthpoint SA Open will be the biggest PSA event of the 2019 South African squash season. The V&A Waterfront is set in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere marking it out as a truly spectacular venue. The Professional Squash Association (PSA) sanctioned tournament sees South Africa’s top squash players taking on some a powerful international field led by the Frenchman Lucas Serme alongside Egyptian Salma Youssef.
The Growthpoint SA Open will feature both a Men’s division and Women’s Division consisting of 22 and 13 of the top international athletes respectively. They will all be competing for the respective $12,000 and $6,000 prize purse in the PSA Challenger 10 and PSA Challenger 5 events.
As an added bonus, the winners will also automatically earn a place into the PSA World Championships which will be hosted in Egypt and Qatar for the women and men respectively, the most prestigious event on the calendar.
The Growthpoint SA Open will also feature exhibition matches from the Growthpoint Squash Superstars Development Initiative. The initiative is aimed at taking the game of squash to underprivileged children across South Africa. The development programme will feature a fun day with competitions for the Ekapa Program, Boland Junior Squash and Fish Hoek programs.