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150 athletes from over 10 countries for the International squash tournament in Odessa


The 11th International Squash Championship “Zenit Black Sea Open 2021” will take place in Odessa from 19 to 22 August 2021. The venue will be the SPORT LIFE fitness center (Heavenly Hundred Avenue 2).


The competition will be held with the assistance of the Squash Federation. In four days of the tournament, around 150 participants will compete for awards in eight categories:

  • Men – PRO, Amateurs, M40+ and M45+
  • Women – PRO and Amateurs
  • Juniors – boys and girls under the age of 15

Organiser of the tournament Dmytro Scherbakov said the main goal of the tournament is to strengthen sports ties between countries and athletes in post COVID-19 period, to develop squash in Ukraine, and to increase the skill level of young squash players.

Co-organiser of the Zenit Black Sea Open 2021 tournament Maksym Urakin said that physical culture and sports in our country need the support from both the government and benefactors.

The government has almost removed from the development of targeted programs of sports support, we thank our partners and businessmen benefactors for their assistance; athletes and sections, and, therefore, sports of the highest achievements, cannot do without the synergy of the government and business.

Maksym Urakin

Players from Australia, Germany, Egypt, Romania, UK, the United States, Moldova, Belarus, other countries, as well as athletes from Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkov, Dnipro, Khmelnytsky, Poltava, Kherson and Odessa will participate in the competition.

The tournament is scheduled to open on Thursday, August 19, and the award ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 22, at the five-star Premier Hotel Odesa.

Zenit Black Sea Open is the largest international squash tournament since the independence of Ukraine. The scale of the championship is demonstrated both by the number of countries and participants, and by the large number of organisations involved in the preparation and holding of competitions.