National Squash Centre

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The National Squash Centre is a squash venue in Eastlands, Manchester, England, which was constructed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The National Squash Centre is part of the Sportcity complex.

Costing approximately £3.5m, the facilities include six courts and one glass-walled show court (this alone cost £110,000). The show court is moveable: it floats on air like a hovercraft and can be positioned in the athletics hall for all major tournaments. The show court has a maximum capacity of 1,200.[1]

All of the courts are 'state of the art', with the ability to convert into either singles or doubles courts at the touch of a button.

The Centre has hosted the British National Squash Championships since 2003,[2] the Men's World Open 2008, the Women's World Open 2008 and hosts the annual British Grand Prix, a PSA World Series event.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sportcity - Manchester". Sportcity-manchester.com. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 
  2. ^ "Full details from recent events", webmaster - Steve Cubbins, Retrieved on 2011-02-13
  3. ^ "Venue - ROWE British Grand Prix Manchester". Britishsquashgrandprix.com. Retrieved 2011-11-27. 

Coordinates: 53°29′05″N 2°12′10″W / 53.4846°N 2.2027°W / 53.4846; -2.2027