World Doubles News
2016 Mixed Doubles winners|
England will host the WSF World Double Squash Championships next
year for the first time following an agreement between the World
Squash Federation and England Squash.
The 2017 World Doubles will take place at the National Squash Centre
in Manchester from
1-5 August, featuring Menís, Womenís and Mixed events.
The Championships come just a year after the Australian city of
Darwin successfully hosted the 2016 championships - in which medals
were shared between the hosts, New Zealand, Scotland, India and
The 5th World Doubles Championships will provide ideal preparation
both for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast - where
doubles squash will be a feature of the Games for the sixth time
since 1998 - and also the for Pan American Games the following year.
England Squash CEO Keir Worth commented: "Weíre thrilled and
honoured to have the opportunity to host the World Doubles
Championships for the very first time. We have a strong track record
of delivering a number of World Championships in England and this is
a golden opportunity to showcase our wonderful sport ahead of the
Menís and Womenís World Championships in December 2017."
WSF President Ramachandran added: "Doubles on a wider court with a
lower tin has proved itself to be fast-paced and exciting. It has
been a great success in the Commonwealth and PanAm Games as well as
at our own WSF World Doubles earlier this year, and naturally we are
very pleased that next year it will be in the strong hands of
England to host.
"We are sure that the visiting teams will enjoy a hugely successful
event, which so many will use as preparation for the next Games."