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


The University of Birmingham Squash Club has been immensely successful in recent years. Our Men’s 1st team reached the BUCS Championships Final in 2018/19, and in 2019/20 our Women’s 1st team was ranked No. 1 in BUCS and reached the Championship Final. Our Club runs 4 Men’s teams and 3 Women’s, as well as a development squad, and a social membership. We provide fantastic squash opportunities for all club members on a weekly basis – from professionally coached team training and BUCS matches, to social squash and social fitness sessions. The Club 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 wonderful Club Committee runs many social events throughout the year such as doubles tournaments, curry nights, trampolining, and many more. As a result, we have a strong team ethos both on and off the court!

How to get involved


2020/21 Membership Prices TBC. We offer a BUCS Team membership (Tier 1-2), Development Squad (Tier 3), and a Social Membership.

2019/20 prices: M&W Tier 1 – £100 M Tier 2 – £70 W Tier 2 – £55 M&W Tier 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

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Training times & venues

All training is at UB Sport & Fitness Squash Courts. 1st Team strength & conditioning (S&C) takes place in the Performance Gym at UB Sport & Fitness.

Monday: ‘Hurt Club’ social fitness (morning), 3rd & 4th team training (evening)
Tuesday: 1st & 2nd team training (evening)
Wednesday: 1st team S&C (morning), 1st team training (mid-day)
Thursday: 1st team S&C (evening)
Sunday: ‘Club Night’ social squash (evening)

Club highlights

2019/20 achievements:
– Women’s 1 – BUCS Championship Final and No.1 ranking
– Men’s 1 – BUCS Championship Semi-Final
– Men’s 2 – BUCS Trophy Semi-Final
– Kiera Marshall – BUCS Individual Championships Silver Medal

Level of competition/participation:
4x Men’s, 3x Women’s teams

Men’s 1 – BUCS Premier
Women’s 1 – BUCS Premier
Men’s 2 – BUCS Midlands 1A
Women’s 2 – BUCS Midlands 1A
Men’s 3 – BUCS Midlands 2A
Women’s 3 – BUCS Midlands 2B
Men’s 4 – BUCS Midlands 3

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 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: Stuart MacGregor