Squash New Zealand has announced a squad of 7 players will be attending the 2017 World Doubles Championships to be held in Manchester, England from 1-5 August.
The players selected for the New Zealand team are Paul Coll, Campbell Grayson, Evan Williams, Lance Beddoes, Zac Millar, Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy. Glen Wilson is the lead coach and will be assisted by Wayne Werder.
Paul , King, Grayson and Landers-Murphy paired up to compete in the 2016 World Doubles Championships in Darwin where King claimed gold in the Mixed Doubles with Coll and in the Women’s Doubles with Landers-Murphy. Coll and Grayson secured a bronze medal in the Men’s Doubles whilst Grayson and Landers-Murphy achieved a 6th place finish in the Mixed Doubles.
The experience these players bring to the event will be highly valued as they attempt to reclaim their titles in 2017.
This will be Beddoes’ second International Doubles event after he paired with Coll in the Men’s Doubles in the 2014 Glasgow, Commonwealth Games, where they made the quarter finals. Williams and Millar will be competing in International Doubles play for the first time with both players having shown strong doubles match play while on the professional circuit, earning them selection in the team.
Pairings for the event will be released closer to the time with New Zealand entering 2 Men’s pairings, 2 Mixed pairings and 1 Women’s pairing.
Squash New Zealand wishes the team well with their preparations for the event as they look to replicate the medal haul from the 2016 World Championships.