Squash247 is delighted to announce the launch of a major new tournament on the squash calendar, the Brighton and Hove Beach Classic.

This spectacular event will take place on the seafront below the world-famous De Vere Grand Hotel. PSA and WISPA tournaments for men and women will be contested on the glass court housed in a marquee on the beach.

The tournament runs from Tuesday August 3rd to Saturday August 7th and will be preceded by an astonishing 50-hour charity squash marathon for Childline and Asthma UK by co-promoter Mark Bellinger.

The Brighton and Hove Beach Classic is promoted by Squash247 and hosted by the De Vere Grand Hotel and Brighton and Hove City Council, with Butlins the Associate Sponsors and PowerPlay Sports the event retailers.

Squash247 founder Alan Thatcher said: ‘We are delighted to be bringing world-class squash to Brighton and Hove, especially as Mark and I are both from Sussex. The beach will be a fantastic venue and is sure to create a tremendous atmosphere throughout the tournament.

‘We have received enormous support from Brighton and Hove City Council and look forward to working in partnership with them to build this tournament into one of the major events on the world calendar in years to come.

‘Having a household name like Butlins as one of our Associate Sponsors is extremely pleasing and again we look forward to developing a relationship with them that will last for many years.’

PowerPlay Sports, who are developing the Squash247 online shop, will be the official merchandising retailers.

Full details on the tournament website: www.squashonthebeach.com