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Men's BUCS Championship - Silver 2018/19

Men's BUCS Championship - Silver 2018/19

Coaching by Jon Tate

Coaching by Jon Tate

Squash courts

Squash courts

British Junior Open - 2019

British Junior Open - 2019

Squash

The University of Birmingham Squash Club has been immensely successful in recent years. In the 2018/2019 season, our Men’s 1st team reached the finals of the BUCS Championships and our Women’s 1st team reached the semi-finals. Our Club runs 4 Men’s teams and 3 Women’s, as well as a Development Squad. Additionally, we run Squash 101 – a fun, hour-long session aimed at beginner players. You can simply turn up and play squash! Our team is also heavily involved with the running of our Premier Squash League (PSL) team. Our PSL team features some of the best players in the world, including our top student players.

In addition, our club runs many social events throughout the year. Doubles tournaments, curry nights, and trampolining were just some of the exciting events organised by our Squash Committee last year. As a result, we have a strong team ethos both on and off the court!

How to get involved

REGISTER INTEREST

Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon.

Membership fees
– M&W 1 – £100
– M2 – £70
– W2 – £55
– M&W 3 – £45
– Social – £30

Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies.  This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.

At Squash, you make friends for life

3 skills this sport will give you:
Speed
Strength
Stamina

Training times & venues

Monday afternoon/evening, Tuesday evening, and Wednesday mid-day for our teams. Development Squad training is held on the weekends. All training is held at the Sport & Fitness squash courts.

Additionally, our team runs numerous social events throughout the year.

Club highlights

2018/19 achievements:
Men’s 1st team – BUCS Team Championships Finalists
Women’s 1st team – BUCS Team Championships Semi-Finalists
Jan van den Herrewegen – BUCS Individual Championships Bronze Medal

Level of competition/participation:
Men’s 1s- BUCS premier
Women’s 1s- BUCS premier
Men’s 2’s- BUCS midlands division 1A
Women’s 2’s- BUCS midlands division 1A
Men’s 3’s- BUCS midlands division 2A
Women’s 3’s- BUCS midlands division 2A
Men’s 4’s- BUCS midlands division 2B

Notable alumni

Joey Barrington – Joey graduated with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Birmingham in 2000 and went on to reach a highest world ranking of No. 24 in January of 2007.

Stephen Coppinger – Stephen studied Mathematics at the University of Birmingham and graduated in 2005. He reached a highest world ranking of No. 14 in April 2015.

Joel Makin – Joel has deferred his Geography studies at the University of Birmingham in order to continue his journey up the squash world rankings. He is ranked No. 13 in the world as of June 2019.

Interesting facts

Forbes Magazine has rated squash as the world’s healthiest sport!

Our club is involved in the running of our National Premier Squash League team, featuring some of the highest ranked players in the world. This means that world-class squash is regularly on display at the University of Birmingham and our students have the opportunity to experience it.

Key contacts

Head coach: Jon Tate

Club captain: Sam Scivier