Necker Pro Squash Open 2017

22 May - 3 June 2017 – La Croisette Mall, Grand Baie, Mauritius

Necker-Pro-Squash-Open-2017

Players

Men

Mathieu Castagnet
Gregoire Marche
Saurav Ghosal
Nicolas Mueller
Harrinder Sandhu
Christo Potgieter
Jean-Pierre Britz
Jimmy Schlebusch
Xavier Auguet
Billy Patton
Xavier Koening
Thierry Babosy
Mirko Mazz

Women

Elani Landman
Lume Landman
Sina Wall
Laura Pomportes
Vanessa Florens
Milnay Louw
Richa Beenessreesingh
Elsa Tamaya

Winners Men

1st – Saurav Ghosal
2nd  – Gregoire Marche
3rd  – Raphael Kandra

Winners Women

1st – Elani Lundman
2nd – Sina Wall
3rd – Milnay Louw

Satellite Event - Social Responsibility

A solidarity walk in collaboration with Carpe Diem Art Therapy, one of the associations the Necker Mauritius Open has been supporting in all its editions, was held on the 28th of May with the participation of the Pro Squash Players and approximately 100 participants.
The goal behind the organisation of this walk was to raise funds to:
– Train volunteers in art therapy
– Implementation of art therapy sessions and creative workshops in the community gardens of Island Bio
– Support a joint Carpe Diem Art Therapy / ISLAND BIO project: the opening of a community café
– Develop a spirit of community, mutual aid and solidarity
– Participate in the well-being of their country by helping families in troubled areas

School Awareness

The Necker Pro Squash Open, in collaboration with Vanessa Florens -one of the best Mauritian squash players and manager/coach of the Florens Squash Academy- organised satellite events bringing Squash to Mauritian Schools. Several schools around the island were approached with the purpose of creating awareness for children and parents of the health benefits of squash.

Schools visited in 2017
Robinson Road, Curepipe
Lorette de Vacoas, Vacoas
Northfields, Mapou
West Coast, Tamarin
Henrietta, Vacoas-Phoenix