Sumner Malik Charity Event 2019 at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club
By Alistair Dawson
The Sumner Malik Celebratory event brings together the Squash community to commemorate the life of Sumner Malik.
This years event will see the show taking the format of England VS Rest of the World!Sumner's charisma, fun-loving personality, and passion for Squash brought together the global Squash community who rallied to help him battle Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a highly aggressive and difficult to treat brain tumor.Unfortunately, Sumner lost his battle to DIPG last year, but the love, encouragement, and affection of the Squash community were always a huge part of his optimism in facing this hard battle.On the 3rd of August, we want to celebrate Sumner's life and the kindness of the Squash community that we are all so lucky to be a part of. Professional players, coaches, juniors, parents, fans... all together for a fun day of Squash!Full list of the day's schedule:
10.30am: Attendants check-in
11.00am: 1 hour 30 min coaching workshop delivered by representatives from Squash Skills, the Nick Matthew Coaching Academy and Lee Drew.
12.30pm: Lunch Break
13.30pm: Pro player meet and greet & squash challenges
14.00pm: Play-a-Pro experience (15 minutes on court playing 3-quarters, 4 guests per court, pro players rotate court every 5 minutes)
15.00pm: Pro player meet and greet & squash challenges session 2
15.30pm: Shower and change
16.00pm: England VS ROTW - Two teams of 5, best of three games.
18.30pm: Dinner/BBQ - (Included in Gold Package and Pro Show ticket prices)
Follow on: Danny Lee band & social at the bar
Opportunities for guests to play amongst themselves throughout the day
Team England and Team Rest of the World line-ups:England: Declan James, Nick Matthew, Sarah-Jane Perry, Alison Waters, Millie Tomlinson.ROTW: Joel Makin, Greg Lobban, Tesni Evans, Coline Aumard, Donna Lobban.
Coaching Package (10:30-12:30): £35 1 hour 30 minute coaching workshop delivered by representatives from Squash Skills, the Nick Matthew Coaching Academy and England Squash National Senior Coach David Campion.
Play-a-Pro Experience (13:30-15:30): £20 At least 15 minutes on court playing 3-quarter court with 4 guests per court and Pros rotating courts every 5 minutes.
England vs ROTW (Rest Of The World) Pro Show and Dinner & Danny Lee Band (16:00-20:30): £30 Matches will be best of 3 games with 5 players. Following this will be dinner, currently set to be an outdoor BBQ, then some fun with the Danny Lee Band to finish off the day.
Gold package: £70 includes all of the above.
Family Pack for Pro Show & Dinner: £80 for 2 adults 2 children.