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Squash is a game of two players on one court, involving agility, strategy, power and speed.


From those who want to pick up a racket for the first time, to professional level squash, the University of Birmingham welcomes all abilities to enjoy and develop their game. We provide training from first team players through to social members and encourage all to attend social events together.


Squash has one of the highest Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) values (estimate of how many calories are burned during a specific physical activity) across all of the game-based sports.


At a beginner level, this has a score of 7.3, or 12 for a frequent player. For comparison, at a beginner level, football has a rating of 7, badminton is 5.5, cricket is 4.8 and basketball is 6.5.

Image of the squash courts at UoB Sport & Fitness
Squash players on court


Our Social Sport programme offers members and non-members free, competitive sessions. Discover our Social Sport programme here.

We also host two Social Squash sessions per week for our social members to encourage them to meet new squash partners in a friendly and relaxed environment. You’ll get the chance to play other members of a similar standard to develop your game play, as well as being supported by a committee member to coach you in developing your game.

We also have multiple social events with other universities throughout the year for our social members to have the opportunity to compete.


The University of Birmingham Squash club provides fantastic opportunities for all club members on a weekly basis–from professionally coached team training and BUCS matches, to more social squash and fitness sessions. The club runs four men’s teams and three women’s, as well as a development squad, and a social membership.


Head Coach: Jon Tate

Secondary Coach: Stuart Macgregor 



Pay & Go facility hire is available.


Our state-of-the-art gym is available for all your strength and conditioning needs.


Exact times will be confirmed by the club upon registration.


8 teams, 5 men and 3 women, that compete in BUCS leagues, ranging from premier national tier through to tier 3.


There are also cup competitions and social competitions throughout the year against other universities.


Finally, there is the annual BUCS Individual Championships, which is very popular amongst all of our members of varied abilities.


As a key performance sport at the University of Birmingham, the performance squad benefits from strength and conditioning programming, and further sports science support-including nutrition and sports psychology services, ensuring a professional approach to training and development.


Do you currently play competitively and are interested in competing for/training during your time at the University of Birmingham? Register your interest below and your details will be passed on to our performance coach.

Membership Price

As part of signing up to a Sports Club you are agreeing to the Sport and Fitness Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, Sports Club Code of Conduct and other UB Sport policies. Click here to head to Sports Club Benefits to read them.

£160 Tier 1 membership includes:

  • Maximum of 29 weeks x 7.5hrs per week of qualified coaching at all training sessions
  • Maximum x weeks x hrs per week of training
  • Accommodation for BUCS Group stages and BUCS Individuals event players
  • Travel to all BUCS fixtures
  • Facility for all training sessions
  • Sport related equipment provided

Extra – not compulsory

  • BUCS Individuals Entry – £42 per person
  • Tasters – January
  • Individual club clothing purchased – varied on price
  • Pay you go sessions at £3.50 per session
  • Club related social Activity

*This is an approximate list of what the club membership may include. This can change at any point, so please confirm with the club directly on what this membership includes.

Trials and Tasters


Wednesday 20 September – 10.00 am – 4:00 pm – Squash Courts