Following the unprecedented success of last years inaugural championships, Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club and internationalSPORTgroup have announced that the 2007 Wolverhampton Open will be staged from the 11th to 16th September.
Featuring women's professional competitions, the 2007 Wolverhampton Open will again be staged at the Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, but will be expanded to include a comprehensive programme of masters and junior age-group events, further strengthening its status as the biggest club-based squash championships in the UK.
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"We were delighted with the interest that last years event generated," said Tournament Director Stephen Russell. "The enthusiasm and support of our members has been integral in developing the championships still further this year, and everyone is looking forward to the club again showcasing some of the world's most exciting players."
Paul Walters of internationalSPORTgroup added: "Last years success demonstrated just how exciting a major club-based competition can be, and we are very confident that the great facilities at the club will prove equally popular with the juniors and senior age-group players who will be able to compete alongside the professionals."
"Much work has been carried out over the past few months in ensuring that the championships will again attract many top level players," added Walters, "and sponsors and prize fund levels will be announced over the next few weeks."
Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club is a members club with around 1,600 members of whom 1,200 regularly use the club's facilities. Formed over 70 years ago the club has seven squash courts including two glass backed, fifteen tennis courts of which three are indoors and a fully equipped air conditioned gymnasium. A bar, restaurant and dance studio complete the facilities.
internationalSPORTgroup are the leading squash management and marketing company, and through its network of business divisions, represent many of the world's top players, publish the International Squash Annual and its quarterly offshoot International Squash Magazine, and promote several leading events, including the Dunlop British Open, British Grand Prix and English Grand Prix.
For 2007 Wolverhampton Open Squash Championships ticket information, email info@iSPORTgroup.com.
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