The World Squash Federation (WSF), England Squash, and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) are celebrating the official selection of squash for inclusion in the LA28 Olympic Games. This historic moment marks a long-held dream coming true for the squash community.
Edgbaston Priory Club is home to some of the most accomplished squash athletes, including World no.66, Alicia Mead and Commonwealth Games 2022 runner up and World no.8, Joel Makin. These players, and others across the world will now have the opportunity to play and compete on the grandest stage of them all in two medal events: men’s and women’s singles.
We hope that this monumental announcement will inspire young athletes in our Squash Academy to work even harder and aim even higher. Chris Tasker, former British Junior Champion, England Number 1 and the Head Coach of our Squash Academy commented, “This is something the whole community has been waiting for, for a long time. It’s a long over due seat at the top table, and I look forward to seeing what this news does for our junior players and young professionals at the club!”.
Our Head of Squash & Racketball, Mike Edwards, stated, “Today we can celebrate what has been a long time coming for our sport, and from tomorrow we can work hard as a club on building up a buzz, getting new people involved in the game leading in to the games in the next few years!”.
The LA28 Olympics will be a huge milestone for squash enthusiasts worldwide and a huge moment in the sport’s history. Further details on the sporting schedule for the LA28 Olympic Games will be announced by the LA28 Organising Committee.