The National Squash Centre is a squash venue in Eastlands, Manchester, England, which was constructed for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The National Squash Centre is part of the Sportcity complex.
Squash is a ball sport played by two (singles) or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous built-up area, with a population of 3.2 million. It is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines to the north and east, and an arc of towns with which it forms a continuous conurbation. The local authority is Manchester City Council.
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Costing approximately £3.5m, the facilities include six courts and one glass-walled show court (this alone cost £110,000). The show court is moveable: it floats on air like a hovercraft and can be positioned in the athletics hall for all major tournaments. The show court has a maximum capacity of 1,200.
All of the courts can be converted into either singles or doubles courts.
The Centre has hosted the British National Squash Championships since 2003,the Men's World Open 2008, the Women's World Open 2008 and hosts the annual British Grand Prix, a PSA World Series event.
The British National Squash Championships are the national squash championships for players from the United Kingdom & Ireland. They are held annually in early February, currently in Nottingham.
The 2008 Men's World Open Squash Championship is the men's edition of the World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place in the Manchester in England from 11 to 19 October 2008. Ramy Ashour won his first World Open title, defeating Karim Darwish in the final.
The 2008 Women's World Open Squash Championship is the women's edition of the World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The event took place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester, England from 11 to 19 October 2008.
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The British Grand Prix 2014 is the 2014's British Grand Prix (squash), which is a tournament of the PSA World Tour event International. The event took place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester in England from 5 December to 8 December. Nick Matthew won his second British Grand Prix trophy, beating Mathieu Castagnet in the final.
The British Grand Prix 2015 is the British Grand Prix (squash) for 2015, which is a tournament of the PSA World Tour event International. The event took place at the National Squash Centre in Manchester in England from 11 September to 14 September. Mohamed El Shorbagy won his first British Grand Prix trophy, beating Nick Matthew in the final.
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