In addition to the World University Games, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) organise a series of World University Championships for 25 sports. These will next take place through 2018, each one in a different venue across the world.
The FISU World University Squash Championship first took place in 1996. From the Netherlands to India, the Championships have been hosted around the world every second year for the last two decades and 2018 sees the 10th edition come to Birmingham, UK, for what is set to be a fantastic week of squash.
The Championships comprise of an individual championship, played over four days, followed by a mixed team championship played over 3 days.
Players/teams are entered via their National University Sports Federation, and a number of former world university champions went on to become world champions and world number 1s.
Birmingham has a long and established squash heritage, both from a hosting and a participating perspective. The University of Birmingham is delighted to host the 2018 World University Squash Championships, which will take place between 6 and 12 September.
The University itself has hosted a range of squash events – from the 2012 World Masters Squash Championships, to the annual British University Championships and Premier Squash League – plus, a number of previous students have competed and won past FISU World University Squash Championships.
2017 saw the opening of the University of Birmingham’s new indoor sports facility on its leafy campus. The facility includes six squash courts with spectator seating, making it the perfect location for the 2018 Championships. An all glass court will be erected in the arena to create a world class showcase for participants and spectators.
Accommodation is a 5 minute walk from the squash venue, and the University campus has a range of other facilities including shops, coffee shops, restaurants, a new modern library, museums and art gallery. The University also has its own railway station on campus, which makes it very easy to make the 7 minute ride into the City Centre.