UCT hosts international squash tournament to raise cancer awareness

26 April 2016

UCT is hosting the Keith Grainger Memorial UCT Open Squash Championships from 22 to 29 April 2016. The tournament, which aims to raise funds and awareness for cancer prevention, will bring together 20 participants from over 11 countries.

The tournament is named after Keith Grainger, a UCT student who died from cancer in 2001 during his third year. His contribution to squash at the university between 1999 and 2001 was immense, despite his reliance on a prosthetic leg.

The finals will take place on Friday 29 April. | Read the full programme

Caption Nathan Lake (World no. 124, England, in blue) lunges for a backhand drop from opponent Angus Gillams (World no. 120, England, in red shorts) in last year’s Keith Grainger Memorial tournament. Lake went on to win the final 3–0 – his first ever PSA World Title.

Story Chido Mbambe. Photo Je’nine May.

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