AL-TURKI PRESENTED SPECIAL SERVICES TO SQUASH AWARD

PSA Chairman Ziad Al-Turki was presented with the PSA Service to Squash award by the PSA Foundation at the 2017/18 PSA Awards.

The Awards evening was held at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai ahead of the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals which brings together the top eight players across the Men’s and Women’s Tour as they compete for the title.

The Service to Squash award was awarded by the PSA Foundation Trustees and presented to Al-Turki by PSA Chief Operating Officer Lee Beachill in recognition of his contribution to the sport during the past 12 months which saw him mastermind the staging of the Saudi PSA Masters.

The ground-breaking tournament brought professional women’s sport to Saudi Arabia for the first time in history and created a legacy in the country to help promote women’s sport to a wider audience.

This tournament was able to become a reality because of Al-Turki’s persistence and support, along with his selflessness to support and empower women in sports in Saudi Arabia. This allowed squash to make history as the first ever women’s professional sports tournament to be held in the country and also host the first ever Saudi Arabian female athlete playing on home soil in the form of Nada Abo Alnaja.

Al-Turki also secured the staging of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals for the third consecutive year in Dubai and the tournament will take place at the Emirates Golf Club from June 5-9.