NEW COURT FOR CANARY WHARF
by ALAN THATCHER
The 2015 Canary Wharf Squash
Classic sees another innovation with a new glass court
set up in the East Wintergarden.
Courtwall showcourt uses the latest technology and has
been praised by tournament official Peter Nicol, the
former world champion who is now a partner in Eventis.
"The new court will have several enhanced features including LED
lights, a darker real wood floor in uniform colour, a front wall
glass with less transarency, plus more glass height on the front
wall for additional PR space.
"It will also be ready for new LED PR areas and scoreboards, as
and when the technology is ready to be incorporated."
Tournament Director Tim Garner added:
"The new court has a more solid looking front wall for ball and
"In ideal conditions the court can be built in 20 hours and
taken down in 10 hours, which makes it the quickest on the
market and reduces the time a venue needs to be booked for."
The court was used for the first time at the recent
Finnish Open, and the same design was used for the new
court in Qatar, which hosted the
2014 men's World Championship.
The court in Qatar