Hosted on behalf of the European Squash Federation and in partnership with England Squash, the European Individual Closed Championships will see some of the best professional squash players from across Europe compete in Nottingham.
Opened in October 2016, the brand new £40m David Ross Sports Village features six glass-backed squash courts, one of only four all-glass squash courts in the country and extensive spectator seating. Home to the University of Nottingham squash team, who are currently in two national University finals, the sports village has already hosted world top ten players in the new Premier Squash League format.
In addition to the world class squash facilities, the centre boasts 24 badminton courts, 200-station fitness suite, martial arts dojo, climbing wall, sports injury clinic and a dedicated high performance zone – acting as a key hub for sporting events in the city.
University of Nottingham Assistant Director of Sport, Christine Bailey commented: “We are delighted to welcome the European Individual Closed Championships to the David Ross Sports Village and are excited at the prospect of hosting this international competition at our new facility. It’s the first time that the event will have been hosted in England so it’s a real honour to have the opportunity to welcome it to the University of Nottingham.”
Zena Wooldridge, President of the European Squash Association, told us: “I’m so pleased to see this Championship coming to University of Nottingham’s superb new facilities. Fantastic to see the event taking place in one of the UK’s leading sporting universities, and we hope the English venue may result in English players on the medal podium. Thank you to University of Nottingham for agreeing to host the event. I believe the players and squash fans can look forward to a superb event in June.”
England Squash Chief Executive Officer, Keir Worth added: “We’re thrilled the European Individual Closed Championships will be coming to England for the first time. This presents another fantastic opportunity to showcase our sport during what promises to be an exciting year for squash in England. We’d like to thank the University of Nottingham for hosting the event.”
Ticket details to watch the European Individual Closed Championship will be released in due course.
For more information, visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk