Commonwealth Games Preparation Underway9 Aug 2013
Preparation gets underway for the Games in Glasgow in 2014 with a doubles camp.
With the 2014 Commonwealth Games less than 12 months away preparation and planning for the event are well underway. With the long list of participants already selected it is now down to the New Zealand Olympic Commitee to decide on the final selection for the games.
With New Zealand's success at the doubles events at previous Commonwealth Games, training for those events has started early. A large number of the countries top players have made the journey over to the National Squash Centre here in Auckland to train on courts fitted with the new tin height of 13 inches in line with changes to the doubles rules.
The rules change follows comments from WSF Chief Executive Andrew Shelley who said, "Because some matches, primarily men's, proved to be too lengthy and unexciting at major championships, the format has been under review." Because of this it was decided that the tin be lowered from 17 to 13 inches in order to promote shot making, reduce the length of matches and encourage full use of the court. By training on this lower tin it is hoped that our games hopefuls will get used to conditions well before they arrive in Glasgow.
Following on from last weeks camp there will also be another camp this week ahead of a trip to Darwin in Australia for Doubles later this August.