The maiden edition of UACN Property Development Company (UPDC) squash series jointly organized by UPDC and OTrafford Squash Club holds on Friday 16th to Saturday 17th September, 2016 in Lagos.
The tournament sponsored by UPDC and aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle among players and developing the game in Nigeria, will serve off at the prestigious Golden Tulip Festac, Lagos, which has two world standard ASB squash courts.
The series is divided into ‘UPDC Invitational Closed Squash Championship’, which is open to members of the invited clubs and the ‘UPDC National Closed Championship’ that is open to top 16 ranked male & top 8 ranked female national players.
Seven invited clubs are participating and they are: Ikoyi Club, Lagos Country Club, Apapa Club, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Eagle Club, Festac Club and of course OTrafford Squash Club, one of the organizers.
The ‘UPDC National Closed Championship’ serves off on Friday September 16th at 12noon prompt with the opening ceremony slated for the following day being Saturday by 12 noon also.
The games in the ‘UPDC Invitational Closed Squash Championship’ commences immediately afterwards with the finals of both championships to be played later in the evening preceding the closing ceremony.
With the birth of this squash series, UPDC is promoting the age-old adage: “Mens sana in corpore sano” (a healthy mind in a healthy body), which tallies particularly with today’s fast-paced lifestyles.
Comprehensive technical study has proven that active sports men and women generally live healthier lives and the game of squash in particular is arguably the healthiest sport as has been attested to by Forbes Magazine after a case study.
The game enhances cardiovascular and muscular endurance, strength, flexibility and burning of calories.