Professional Squash Association body (PSA) has launched its new grant scheme designed to increase the number of international tournaments on the PSA Challenger Tour as the association looks to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PSA has awarded over 15 grants totaling $55,000 to tournaments from nine countries, which will herald the return of international events on the PSA Challenger Tour. Until last month’s HCL SRFI Indian Tour – Chennai Leg 1, the Challenger Tour had been limited to domestic events since the initial six-month suspension of the PSA Tour between March – September 2020 due to challenges resulting from the global pandemic.
The PSA grant scheme allows promoters to apply for up to $2,500 per division for international Challenger Tour 30 events and below which can be used towards operational costs or prize money.