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The country’s top squash competitors play ball at V and A Waterfront<span><p>A temporary glass court is the latest addition to the V&A Waterfront where 16 of the country's top squash players will duke it out for championship honours in the men's and women's categories. </p><p>The Squash South Africa sanctioned tournament is the pinnacle event in the sport's calendar with competitors having qualified from highly contested regional events.     </p><p>The senior's competition kicked off this morning with the first round of matches for both women and men. </p><p>'The City of Cape Town is thrilled to be partnering with Squash SA for the Growthpoint SA Nationals once again.  Following a successful event in 2021 under strict Covid-19 regulations, for us it was a no brainer that we would be involved in a fully-fledged event that will showcase not only the national squash competition but Cape Town as a premier destination for events and tourism. I would like to encourage Capetonians to head to the V&A Waterfront to support these talented squash players,' said the City Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security Alderman JP Smith.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:924px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>This week, the national U15, U17 and U19 champions were crowned in a junior tournament which is a curtain raiser for the senior's competition. </p><p>As part of its commitment to development and elevating the status of the sport, Squash South Africa will also host a development clinic for 30 youngsters affiliated to Ekapa Squash – a grassroots squash programme working with children from Langa – and Fish Hoek Development which works with learners from Masiphumelele and Ocean View. </p><p>They will also get the opportunity to play games with some of the professionals. </p><p>The National Squash Championships are taking place until Sunday, 11 September 2022.  Entry is free however seating is limited. </p><p>Games take place daily between 11:00 and 16:30. </p><p>Livestreaming of the games is available on the Squash South Africa Facebook page. </p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-09-08T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#b276595a-e061-4cf2-9eff-a408761971f7;L0|#0b276595a-e061-4cf2-9eff-a408761971f7|V and A waterfront holdings;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#f60216f6-93ec-4c26-bce1-440d1485abb1;L0|#0f60216f6-93ec-4c26-bce1-440d1485abb1|sports10


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