Waste King, the environmentally friendly waste collection and recycling services specialist, has become one of the sponsors of the 2019/20 PSA World Tour, the international squash circuit organised by the Professional Squash Association (PSA). This month, the PSA World Tour tournament comes to Tring Squash Club, in Hertfordshire – close to Waste King’s headquarters. The winner of the tournament – which runs from 15th to 19th October and is known as the Arnold Homes Tring Open – will receive some £25,000.
Last year’s Arnold Homes Tring Open saw an all-Welsh final, with Caerphilly’s Peter Creed losing to the 2018 Commonwealth Games semi-finalist, Joel Makin. While Makin is absent this year, Creed – seeded 6 – is back. The top seed at Tring this year is England’s Daryl Selby.
Glenn Currie, Waste King’s Managing Director, commented, “As a keen squash player, I’m excited that some of the world’s best professional players will be returning to Tring as part of the PSA World Tour – and I’m delighted that Waste King can help make that happen. Much as I’d have liked to have been playing in the tournament, my primary focus for the last 12 years has been helping to provide a friendly, efficient, cost-effective waste collections, clearance and recycling service which is environmentally friendly. Unlike the PSA World Tour, Waste King’s activities may not – yet – span the world but we now operate throughout the UK, working with commercial and domestic customers. So, while some of the world’s elite squash players will be playing hard at the tournament in Tring, Waste King will be working hard to clear waste around the country and make it a more environmentally friendly place.”
Pictured on the court at Tring – displaying Waste King signage – is the Scottish professional, Greg Lobban, the current world number 29, who was a finalist at the tournament in 2017. A specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, Waste King serves the domestic and commercial markets. It focuses not only on providing a friendly, efficient, cost-effective service but also one which is environmentally friendly. In particular, Waste King’s uniformed, Environment Agency-licensed staff take time to ensure that the maximum amount of waste can be recycled and that all the waste it collects is disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. Waste King was formed, in 2007, by Glenn Currie and Andy Cattigan, who had experience in sales and IT respectively and were keen to ‘do something to help the environment’.
The 2019/20 PSA World Tour is the international squash circuit organised by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) for the 2019/20 squash season. It’s the 5th PSA season since the merger of PSA and WSA associations in 2015. The most important tournaments in the series are the Men’s and Women’s PSA World Championship. The tour also features two circuits of regular events: PSA World Tour, which features the highest prize money and the best fields and PSA Challenger Tour.