Men’s World Open Squash Competition Coming to Bellevue

This is the first time the Professional Squash Association will host the competition in the U.S.

No, it’s not another farmers’ market produce variety. Squash—the indoor racquet sport often compared to racquetball—is about to take center stage as our region hosts some of its finest players.

The Professional Squash Association’s 2015 Men’s World Open Squash Competition is November 13–22 on the Eastside, marking the first time the event has been held on U.S. soil. Tickets to see 112 of the best squash players in the world competing to win a $350,000 cash prize range from $100 for single sessions (qualifying rounds will be held at Pro Sports Club in Bellevue, 4455 148th Ave. NE) to as much as $2,500 for primo seating and a pass to all sessions, including the final at Meydenbauer Convention Center.

Seattle’s own squash family dynasty is behind the effort to bring the event to the West Coast: Shabana Khan (10-time Women’s National Team member, longtime Seattle-area coach and daughter of legendary squash player Yusuf Khan), along with her brother Azam (a former professional player and now head squash pro at Pro Sports Club), worked for more than a year to make the event happen.


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