It has been more than 10 years since Luxembourg competed in The European Squash Team Championships (ETC). This year the Fédération de Squash Luxembourgeoise (FSL) has entered a men’s team for the Championships which is great news for the squash community in and around Luxembourg. The Championships will take place in the Frans Otten Stadium, Amsterdam from April 30th – May 3rd 2008.
This will be the biggest ETC tournament in history, with 27 men’s teams participating. The National teams, both men & women, have had success in recent years in the European Small Nations Squash Tournament. For the past two years both teams have claimed first place in the tournament which includes Malta, Monaco, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Cyprus. Winning both titles in 2006 when the tournament was hosted by Luxembourg was a major breakthrough and also a first as no other country had previousy won both titles at the same tournament. Not content with this success, the men’s team will be looking to raise their standard to the next level and compete with the best teams in Europe.
Not only are the top European teams among the best in the world (with England & France being ranked 1st & 3rd respectively) but many of them include some of the best individual players in the world. This will certainly be a tough task for a Nation as small as Luxembourg but the team is relishing the prospect of playing against such admirable talent.