The World International Doubles Squash Championship will end a ten-year hiatus in August 2016 with Australia set to host the event for a second successive time between Monday August 15 – Friday August 19 at the Darwin Squash Centre.
The tournament features Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events with the hosts looking to retain the Men’s and Mixed titles that they won in 2006 in Melbourne.
Anthony Ricketts and Stewart Boswell, former World No.3 and 4, respectively, triumphed for Australia last time in the Men’s event while Rachael Grinham teamed up with Joe Kneipp to bring the Mixed Doubles title home.
“Squash Australia are delighted to be welcoming the World Doubles Championships to Darwin,” said Squash Australia Chief Executive Richard Vaughan.
“Australia has a proud Doubles history and once again we will be hoping to challenge for medals. The new Darwin Squash Centre will be a great venue, close to the airport and, as Darwin is only a few hours flight from Asian hub Singapore, we would be hopeful of getting many nations competing.”
The host nation will be one of the favourites to lift the title on home soil next year after they battled to victory in the 2014 Commonwealth Games Men’s and Mixed Doubles.
Cameron Pilley and David Palmer won the former event while Grinham and Palmer joined forces to capture the Mixed title.