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Top SA squash players coming to Rhodes Open

Date Released: Fri, 12 April 2013 15:59 +0200

THANKS to a new sponsor there's an enticing pool of prize money awaiting the winners of the annual Rhodes University Squash Club competition.

The Twizza Rhodes Open from 19-21 April has already attracted entries from top squash players all over the country.

According to Rhodes Squash chairperson Brendon Martens, among the entries received so far include Adrian Hansen (South African Men's number 7, and KwaZulu-Natal number 1) and Gary Wheedon (SA Men's number 10 and KZN number 2).

From the Makana squash league, top players who have entered from Rhodes include Matthew Ferreira and former Open winner Shanna Swart.

Martens said they have also received a number of entries from Eastern Province junior players.

Tournament matches will be played at the Alec Mullins courts on campus, Kingswood College and at the Diocesan School for Girls.

Twizza soft drinks have come on board as the official Open sponsor, providing a significant sponsorship "allowing us to offer a total prize money pool of R11 500 with the men's and ladies' champion walking away with 113 000 each," Martens said.

The tournament is open to all players of any skill level. Players who would like to enter can email g08m0463@ campus.ru.ac.za or phone 083 686 4634. Entries close on 15 April.

By Stephen Penney

Source: Grocott’s Mail