Squash was making its debut in the Asian Beach Games, which were staged on an ASB ShowGlassCourt erected on Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand, in November 2014. Matches were played to a special seven-point, best-of-three-game format, taking place after sunset. With entries from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Pakistan, Thailand, Iran and Qatar, Squash was participating the fourth edition of the Asian Beach Games which featured 26 disciplines.

World Squash Federation President N Ramachandran was delighted with the sport’s debut in the Games: “WSF is pleased to have squash included as a medal sport at the 4th Asian Beach Games. The site selected was picturesque and truly showed that our sport can be played anywhere. ASB has supported the event greatly by building an ASB ShowGlassCourt on the beach, which looked fantastic.

Harinder Pal Sandhu of India and Liu Tsz-Ling from Hong Kong claimed the gold medals in the inaugural Squash championships in the Asian Beach Games, in Phuket. After his gold medal triumph, Sandhu said: “This is a superb tournament and I am proud to win a gold medal for my country. It has been a memorable week, coming home with a gold medal. The setting-up of the squash court at the beach is special and I loved playing here.”