— Published 25 January 2022

A glass court in the middle of a train station

Not selected for the Paris 2024 Games, where it was hoping to be included among the additional sports, squash is focusing its efforts on the Commonwealth Games. The body in charge of the discipline, the WSF (World Squash Federation), has announced the construction of an all-glass court in New Street Station in Birmingham, England, the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The initiative is part of the “Squash United by Birmingham 2022” project, designed to leave a legacy in and around the English city. The court will be installed for six days, from 4 to 9 April 2022, in the main concourse of a railway station through which an average of 170,000 people pass every day. All funds raised during the week’s activities, including exhibitions and opportunities to meet professional players, will be donated to community organisations around Birmingham. It is estimated that the various events planned around the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the rest of the country will introduce 50,000 children to squash by the summer of 2023.