Squash has officially been included in the program for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games, presenting a world of opportunities for the sport in Southeast Asia.

The global recognition of squash, an indoor racquet sport played by two or four players on a four-walled court with a small hollow rubber ball, offers the region’s high-caliber squash athletes the opportunity to compete on the sport’s biggest stage. world. world.

“With this in mind, we aim to vigorously promote and develop squash within our region and beyond our borders,” said Robert Bachmann, the recently re-elected president of the Southeast Asian Squash Federation (SEASF).

To lobby harder

Filipino squash players have consistently reached the podium in international competitions, hoping the sport will be reinstated in the 2025 Southeast Asian Games program after missing back-to-back editions in 2022 (Hanoi, Vietnam) and 2023 (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) .

With Bachmann at the helm, SEASF will push harder for its inclusion in Thailand, host of the SEA Games, in two years’ time.

Bachmann was recently re-elected for a second term as head of SEASF, the resounding endorsement motivating him to continue steering the ship to ensure the growth and success of squash in the region.

“I would like to thank the SEASF members for giving a new mandate at an exciting time for the sport that will finally make its debut at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games,” Bachmann.

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