By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor
Squash fans have less than a week to apply for tickets in the Commonwealth Games main ballot which closes on September 30th.
British stars will be fighting for medals in Birmingham 2022 and organisers want to see the stands full to the brim and buzzing with fans.
In the women’s tournament, England’s Midlands-based Sarah-Jane Perry will be battling for glory on familiar territory with New Zealand’s Bristol-based Joelle King and Tesni Evans of Wales likely to be her main rivals.
Another Kiwi, British Open champion Paul Coll, is certain to be the men’s top seed, with Joel Makin of Wales tipped to meet him in the men’s final.
Just like Glasgow 2014, it promises to be a feast of entertainment in singles and doubles with squash taking place between Friday, July 29, and Monday, August 8 at the University of Birmingham Squash Centre. There will be 20 squash sessions in all, with three medal sessions.
England’s James Willstrop and New Zealand’s Joelle King took gold at the individual event during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, while King also took gold in the women’s doubles alongside Amanda Landers-Murphy.
Australia’s Zac Alexander and David Palmer captured the men’s doubles gold medals, while Cameron Pilley and Donna Lobban won the mixed event for the Aussies.
Birmingham 2022 Squash Tickets.
Fans can apply for tickets here: birmingham2022.com/tickets
Tickets start at £8 for under 16s and £15 for adults but there are several different price categories.
You can apply for tickets for all of the 286 sessions of sport and also for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
You will find out in October if you have been successful in securing tickets.
The competition schedule for squash is on the website, plus there is lots of information about the venues too, so you can plan your whole Games visit.
There’s more info about how to apply for tickets on the England Squash website
Pictures courtesy of England Squash and Birmingham 2022