NetSuite Expands its Support of Squash as its Popularity in the US Grows
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—September 29, 2016— Squash Engine, Inc. today announced that the 2016 NetSuite Open is sponsoring an expanded and enhanced junior tournament in San Francisco this year as NetSuite continues its efforts helping to promote the sport of squash. The new NetSuite US Squash Gold will be hosted jointly by the Olympic Club, University Club and Bay Club September 30 – October 2, 2016 and will give aspiring junior players from the Bay Area, the West Coast and across the country a new competitive, national ranking tournament to help shape their skills and development.
“Many of the local juniors who will play have been to the NetSuite Open over the last four years,“ said Jeffrey Young, Squash Director at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. “This is the second year that Busani Xaba of the University Club and I decided to jointly run a junior tournament and we are thrilled to team up with Gareth Webber and the Bay Club company to offer juniors this upgraded, national ranking tournament. We hope to make this an annual event alongside the NetSuite Open to really showcase squash in the city. We have co-hosted Gold and the higher level Junior Championship Tournament events in the past along with the Bay Club SF, but this is the first as part of the biggest squash week on the west coast.”
John Nimick, a U.S. Squash Hall of Famer, President of Squash Engine, Inc., and the NetSuite Open director added, “This is a very special year for the NetSuite Open. Not only are we bringing the state-of-the-art, portable, all-glass NetSuite Challenge Court back to Justin Herman Plaza, but we are also showcasing world class women’s pro squash and now national-level Gold juniors. It’s a true feast of squash, which we know will help propel the sport further in the Bay Area.”
“We’re thrilled to help make new opportunities in the sport of squash available for the rapidly growing number of junior players in the area,” said Evan Goldberg, NetSuite Co-founder and CTO. “We look forward to seeing how our local boys and girls will stack up against some of the best junior players in the country. And they are all invited to the finals of the NetSuite Open, which will be exciting for them and great fun for the pro tournament in general.”
The NetSuite Junior Gold organizers are expecting more than 150 participants. “It can only be positive with the NetSuite Open using so many different clubs in the bay area for matches, exhibitions, clinics etc. All our juniors can be up close and personal with the best players in the world at their own clubs. This isn’t the case in most sports,” said Young.
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About Squash Engine
Squash Engine, Inc. is a visionary event and entertainment marketing company specializing in the creation of unique athletic, musical, corporate and philanthropic events in extraordinary venues. Founded in 2000 by US Squash Hall of Fame member John Nimick, Squash Engine, and its sister company Event Engine, has grown from the management of a single, but unique, annual professional squash championship in Grand Central Terminal to a portfolio of successful events in some of the best known locations in North America and with some of the best-known entertainment celebrities in the world. The Squash Engine mission is to provide an unparalleled, highly valuable, highest quality result for clients, customer and corporate partners.
About the NetSuite Open
The NetSuite Open Squash Championships return to San Francisco’s South Lawn of Justin Herman Plaza on an all-glass portable squash court for the fourth year September 27 – October 1, 2016. Sanctioned by the Professional Squash Association, the PSA International 100 Men’s event and the Gold 50 Women’s event combine to make the NetSuite Open one of the top 12 professional tournaments in the world as determined by prize money. Early rounds and featured activities of the tournament are hosted by the Bay Club Company’s Northern California clubs, the University Club, and the Olympic Club.
Some 450 reserved seats are available for the NetSuite Open, ranging in price from $30 to $250. For tickets, draws, schedule and more information, please visit www.NetSuiteOpenSquash.com. Follow the NetSuite Open on Facebook and Twitter.
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