National Championships News
Nottingham to host British National Championships 2019
Nottingham has won the right to host the 2019 Dunlop British National
Squash Championships - the first time the city has staged the
prestigious squash tournament in its 45-year history.
The flagship event, hosted by England Squash, has been staged in
Manchester since 1997 and will move to the University of Nottingham and
Nottingham Squash Rackets Club from 12th-17th February 2019.
More than 400 of Britain’s finest will compete across 19 categories from
the men’s and women’s main draw up to and including the Men’s Over 80s.
Amongst them will be Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop,
defending women’s champion Tesni Evans and former world No.1 Laura
Keir Worth, CEO at England Squash said: “After 20 years of staging the
British Nationals in Manchester in which time the event has grown and
reached new audiences, we are excited to begin a new chapter in
“The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Squash Rackets Club have a
proven track record in delivering major squash events, and the all-glass
show court at the university will provide a superb setting for the
“We look forward to working closely with our partners to deliver a
Christine Bailey, Assistant Director of Sport at the University of
Nottingham said: “We are delighted Nottingham will be host to the
British National Championships in 2019. The David Ross Sports Village
has quickly become a central location for elite and world-class squash
in the UK and our purpose built all-glass squash arena provides the
perfect environment for players and spectators to enjoy live action.
“We are grateful for the continued support of England Squash and hope
that fans will enjoy the array of talent on show when the Championships
come to Nottingham.”
Nick Hargreaves, General Manager at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club said:
“We are extremely proud and honoured to have been chosen to host the
British National Championships 2019 here in Nottingham. Being a squash
player myself I understand the history behind the event and how much it
means to all of the British players and supporters. Nottingham has some
of the best squash facilities in England.”
Jonathan Gliddon, Chairman of the England Squash Masters said: “England
Squash Masters are excited at the prospect of the 2019 British Nationals
being held at a fresh new venue after being in Manchester for many
“Nottingham Squash Rackets Club is synonymous with many successful
events over the years with excellent facilities, and with 10 courts,
will handle the required capacity for all the masters events.
“The masters events will have the chance to share the Nottingham Squash
Rackets Club venue with some of the professional matches being played,
so will make excellent viewing and is a short distance from the new
facility at the University of Nottingham.
“England Squash Masters are very pleased to be delivering the masters
event alongside and with the support of England Squash.”
The main draw qualification rounds and half of the men’s 1st round
matches will be staged at Nottingham Squash Rackets Club before moving
over to the all-glass show court at the University of Nottingham.
Nottingham Squash Rackets Club will host the entirety of the masters