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Sports, squash, birmingham athletic club
Fri January 28, 2011
Serious squash tournament
You can check-out some high-level squash in metro Detroit this weekend. And no, I’m not talking about butternut and acorn. I’m talking about the sport.
The sport is similar to racket-ball. But the ball used in squash is not pressurized, so it doesn’t have much of a bounce. The strategy used in squash is also different.
Julian Wellings is director of squash at The Birmingham Athletic Club. He says professional athletes will compete for $50,000 dollars in prizes. He also says there will be 9 of the world’s top 25 players at this event, from places like The Netherlands, Egypt, England, and Malaysia.
The quarter-finals and semi-finals happen this weekend. The finals are planned for Monday.