London, Dec 22, 2015: Australia will host the 2016 World International Doubles Squash Championships after winning the rights from the World Squash Federation.
The championships, featuring Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events, will take place at the Darwin Squash Centre from 15-19 August.
The hosts will defend both the Men’s and Mixed gold medals – and seek to reclaim the Women’s title lost to New Zealand in the previous championships.
The 2016 championships will provide ideal preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, as well as the 2019 Pan-American Games. Australia were also double Doubles gold medallists in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
Squash Australia CEO Richard Vaughan (pictured) commented: “Squash Australia are delighted to be welcoming the World Doubles Championships to Darwin. Australia has a proud Doubles history and once again we will be hoping to challenge for medals.
“The new Darwin Squash Centre will be a great venue, close to the airport and as Darwin is only a few hours flight from Asian hub Singapore we would be hopeful of getting many nations competing.” —- WSF