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University of Hull to host English Junior Squash Championships

The University of Hull will be one of three venues playing host to this year’s Dunlop English Junior Squash Championship.

Now in its tenth year, the EJC showcases the very best of English talent featuring 288 players competing across ten age categories from the Under 11s to the Under 19s.

The tournament starts at 9am on Friday with the finals scheduled for Sunday, with matches played at the University of Hull, Hull and East Riding Squash Club and Haltemprice Leisure Centre.  

All spectators wishing to see the country’s rising stars are welcome free of charge.

Steve Curtis, Partnership and Project Manager for Sport at the University of Hull, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to come along to see some of the country’s rising squash stars. We have a strong track record of hosting major squash tournaments and our new facilities will provide a fantastic backdrop for the young players who will no doubt provide us with a fantastic tournament.

“We are proud of our fantastic new facilities and hosting the event will showcase these, as well as our campus, for future students to consider studying at Hull and continue with their squash development through our Talent Athlete Programme.”

Steve Curtis, Partnership and Project Manager for Sport, University of Hull

The University’s Talented Athlete Programme offers sport scholarships for University of Hull students who compete to an elite level in their chosen sport. The programme offers a range of support options: financial support, gym membership, strength & conditioning training, rehabilitation, yoga, flexibility & mindfulness, personal development mentoring and nutrition advice.

This year we have 19 students on TAP, including nine elite squash players.

The tournament comes three months before the University will host one of the world’s most prestigious squash championships, the Allam British Open.

It is the first time the University will host the entire tournament, having been the venue for qualifying and round one matches in the past.

In addition, England Squash and England Squash Masters have also announced the 2019 British Open Masters Championships will be played alongside the Allam British Open in Hull from 20th to 27th May.

The move will see close-to 500 of the world’s top squash players in the city with the Allam British Open running from May 18 to 26.


Girls Under 19 top seed and five-time champion, Elise Lazarus.

The move to bring back the Masters tournament to Hull follows the £16 million redevelopment of the University of Hull sport’s arena which boasts a six-court squash facility allowing for both championships to be staged concurrently.

For information about the Junior Championships, including matches, visit the English Squash official championships website.


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