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Find out more about the amazing work the members of Squash United are doing to build a lasting legacy.

THE WEST MIDLANDS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ROADSHOWS​

Beginning last year, the West Midlands team have taken squash on tour with a number of Community Engagement Roadshows. These have shown off squash as the vibrant and modern sport that it is. In the summer of 2021, 7,000 children picked up a racket for the first time at a Community Engagement Roadshow, with 50,000 estimated to have been introduced to the game by summer  2023.

THE BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET STATION SQUASH COURT

The jewel in the crown of Squash United By Birmingham 2022. Between April 4-9 2022, an all-glass show-court will be built inside the concourse of Birmingham New Street Train Station.
With a week of activities planned - including junior and community engagement programmes, exhibitions, an opportunity to meet professional players and the semi-finals and finals of the University of Birmingham Open - it promises to be an incredible event, with all proceeds going towards community initiatives around Birmingham.

COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL PROJECTS​

Both Rackets Cubed and Off The Wall Squash have a long history of running programmes to benefit communities and schools around England. In 2021, OTWS began running Primary School Coach Workshops, with the aim of inspiring other coaches to launch their own school programmes. These will continue throughout 2022, as an increasing number of children pick up rackets ahead of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Rackets Cubed, meanwhile, has been running a number of programmes that use squash to give children of economically disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential, improve their physical and mental health, and aim high in all aspects of their daily lives.

Outdoor Courts

All over the world, the outdoor game is booming. In locations such as New York, El Salvador, and Iran, accessible outdoor courts that are affordable for the entire community are being built. At Holford Drive, Birmingham, work is underway to build two outdoor courts, while plans are in place for playground mini courts to be built at the King Solomon International Business School in Aston, Birmingham.

SQUASH STARS

A fun, group, beginner friendly way to encourage more junior players ages 5-11 into squash activities. Squash Stars engages new junior players ages 5 - 11 and their parents in squash and Squash 57 and is a new, fun and exciting programme that aims to grow junior participation at clubs and venues across the country. Squash Stars generates greater awareness of squash amongst junior players and their parents through a large national marketing campaign to increase their awareness of the sport the likelihood that they will play squash or Squash 57 in future. The programme is accessible with a focus on inclusion.