Saudi Arabia will be the host of the 2017 PSA Women’s Squash Masters in October — Announced on Wednesday by the PSA, the event will take place at the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University located in Riyadh.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University

The Saudi PSA Women’s Masters will be just one in seven key Women’s PSA WS Tournaments to take place during the upcoming 2017/2018 season, joining the Hong Kong Open, the British Open, and the U.S. Open. […] Bringing professional squash back to Saudi Arabia for the first time since

PSA Chairman and Saudi businessman Ziad Al-Turki released a statement saying that “We are very pleased to be taking a Women’s PSA World Series event to Saudi later this year for the first time since 2010.” This is indeed a huge deal — it has been 7 years since pro squash has been played in Saudi Arabia and due to the support of the Women’s Department of the Saudi General Authority for Sport, this opportunity was able to happen this year.

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Women’s Department of the Saudi General Authority for Sport

Ziad Al-Turki continued, saying that “Not only is squash one of the healthiest sports it is the perfect sport for the Saudi climate. I’m hoping that this tournament will increase local participation in Saudi Arabia, and I look forward to working with all parties involved throughout the next six months ensuring continued success for years to come.”

The 2017 PSA Women’s Squash Masters Tournament will have a prize of $165,000 total, and will take place between October 29th and November 2nd. It is with hope that this event will continue to inspire a new generation of Saudis to become active in the sport.

Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, the undersecretary president of the Women’s Department of the General Authority for Sport in Saudi Arabia, stated that “We look forward to growing the female participation of the sport of squash […] It is a dynamic game that involves fast thinking and fast reaction times, skills that are well reflected in the women of Saudi Arabic.”

Princess Reema

Princess Reema

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