PSA & WISPA return to Rotterdam
Dutch Open Squash championships will take place again
this year in Rotterdam. The tournament will be staged
from 16-21 November 2010 at Victoria Squash,
one of the most successful squash clubs in the Netherlands.
The third biggest squash tournament in Europe in 2010, the
Dutch Open will feature a PSA 3 Star event and a
WISPA Silver 20 competition, which will attract some of
the world’s best male and female players to Rotterdam, also
known as the ‘City of Sports’ in Holland.
The Dutch Open Squash 2010 offers a total prize fund of
US$55,000 as well as valuable world ranking points for
competitors from all over the world.
This year’s Dutch Open will see the return of the best
female players to the championship after a one year absence
due to the staging of the Forexx Women’s World Open Squash
2009 in the Netherlands.
Malaysia’s five-time World Champion Nicol David is
the reigning title holder in the women’s event having won
the tournament in 2005, 2007 and 2008. Dutch stars
Natalie Grinham (2003 and 2004) and Vanessa Atkinson
(2002) have also won the highly sought-after title at
least once each before.
The last three men’s editions of the Dutch Open were won by
David Palmer (2007), Nick Matthew (2008) and
Daryl Selby (2009). Five time Dutch champion Laurens
Jan Anjema won the most prestigious squash championship
on Dutch soil back in 2004.
Last year was the first time that the high profile event was
played in Rotterdam, as a result of an extensive partnership
that was struck between promoter NextSquash and its
tournament partners Squash Bond Nederland and
Rotterdam Topsport to further enhance the profile of
squash in the harbour city.
In the same deal it was agreed that Rotterdam would also
host the World Open Squash 2011, the individual world
championship for both men and women, which will be staged
next year in the renowned Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam - for
more information see