Today was Oracle NetSuite Open Squash 2018 Media Day and Zennie62Media’s Zennie62 on YouTube was there live, thanks to Spritz Marketing of San Francisco.
The 2018 Oracle NetSuite Open Squash Championships has attracted the highest caliber professional men’s and women’s draws ever hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area (featuring current and past world champions) September 27 through October 2. The tournament welcomes a second year of continued support from lead sponsor Oracle NetSuite, after seven years under the NetSuite Open title.
For the seventh year, the main rounds of the $220,000 PSA World Tour men’s Gold and women’s Silver pro tournament will be staged on the all-glass Oracle NetSuite SuiteSuccess Court in Embarcadero Plaza on the Embarcadero.
“Squash is a thriving international sport showcasing some of the best athletes in the world. It is only fitting that Oracle NetSuite tap into this fabulous sport that is on the rise and which also benefits so many local Bay Area community initiatives,” Evan Goldberg, Executive Vice President of Development, Oracle NetSuite.
Both 2017 champions, current PSA World Tour No. 1 Mohamed ElShorbagy of Egypt and PSA World Tour No. 8 Sarah-Jane Perry of England, return to defend their titles in the men’s and women’s draws respectively.
While the men’s and women’s draws feature international professionals from more than 15 countries, the Oracle NetSuite Open benefits the local community through its official charity, SquashDrive, a Squash and Education Alliance program.
SquashDrive is an intensive after school, weekend and summer program that uses the unique combination of squash instruction, academic support and character building to help Bay Area public school students reach their full potential.
Last year, the Oracle NetSuite Open helped SquashDrive reach its $70,000 fundraising goal during the tournament to support its growing College Prep program. This year, SquashDrive is looking to raise money via a squash and ping-pong corporate challenge to help provide STEM enrichment opportunities for its 84 student-athletes.
Professionals won’t be the only players competing on the bay area squash courts during the during the Oracle NetSuite Open as local clubs including the Bay Club, University Club and Olympic Club prepare to host the Oracle NetSuite US Squash Junior Gold tournament September 21-23 and the Latitude 38 Group Open Singles adult tournament September 28-30.
The first round of the pro divisions of the Oracle NetSuite Open will take place September 27th at Bay Club Redwood Shores and Squash Zone in Redwood City, while the second round will take place September 28th at the San Francisco clubs. Three women’s quarterfinals will be staged at the Bay Club during the day on Saturday September 29th and then the competition moves to the SuiteSuccess glass court at Embarcadero Plaza for the later rounds on the evenings of September 29th to October 2nd.
A special event called FanFest has been added to the tournament schedule from 4:30-6:30pm on Sunday September 30th at Embarcadero Plaza. The ticketed event invites squash fans to play games, including squash, table tennis, foosball, cornhole, and bocce, with the world’s best squash players and get autographs and pictures.
Tickets are on sale now for select club sessions and all glass court play, September 27-October 2, at www.oraclenetsuiteopen.com, with a price range available for every budget.
For group rates, packages and select box seat availability, contact the Oracle NetSuite Open Box Office at [email protected], or call 415-738-2517.
The full field of professionals and the draws are available at www.oraclenetsuiteopen.com.
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