Squash at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 in Birmingham, UK

Four years have passed since the last CWG in Australia, and one feels that it is a different world these days. Luckily for squash, seeing this year’s exposure in Birmingham, the sport bounced back perfectly after the turbulent times all of us experienced.

This was the seventh staging of squash at the Commonwealth Games since its debut in 1998, and the second staging within England specifically. Eleven days of our sport played at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre in front of capacity crowds highlighted by the ASB ShowGlassCourt set up by our GlassCourt specialists. ASB is the only manufacturer in the world to produce this technical design highlight: A GlassCourt which allows a conversion from singles to doubles, using movable side walls.

The event was attended by Pakistan’s squash legend Jahangir Khan who has hailed the wonderful atmosphere that has been around the players during the Games. The legend presented the medals at the singles medal ceremony. Doubles were played after the court conversion, offering exciting display of matches and setup for audience not to be seen anywhere else in the world.

Looking ahead to the CWG 2026 in Australia we are already planning further innovations to again make the sport even more attractive.

Tickets sold out, wonderful venue, tv coverage of the event, crowds cheering for their heroes, presence of sportsmanship and fair-play, perfect organisation – this is what squash was all about at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

Perhaps an inspiration for the Olympics?