On the 28th of July 2021, squash celebrated 1 year to go before the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Alongside 11 other Commonwealth sports, the West Midlands communities came to Centenary Square for a day of sport and fun activities.
Members of the public from a wide variety of backgrounds enjoyed having a go at squash. From toddlers, girls, boys, men, women, SEND children, paramedics, police officers, a chief inspector, the Royal Navy, TV presenters, a local councillor, Home Town Heroes and Birmingham 2022 CEO Ian Reid. Welsh and English squash stars Joel Makin, Tesni Evans, Declan James & Millie Tomlinson also came along to jump on the mini courts with the local public.
Squash was showcased in all the right ways. The mantra for the day for all volunteers and those trying out squash for the first time:
- Pick up ball
- Hit ball against wall
- Have fun
We look forward to watching the squash unfold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games!