Warwick Sport and the University's Squash Club have teamed up to create a groundbreaking UK first: UV Squash. Picture lights out in a squash court, introduce some UV lights and sports equipment and you have UV Squash.
The UV Squash Festival takes place from 20-23 February 2013 and is open to participants of all abilities at the University and invited local clubs. View the promotional video
On Saturday 23 February, from 5-10.30pm, the doors will be open to the public to come and spectate, including an exhibition match at 9pm between current world no. 13 Tom Richards and current world no. 69 Charles Sharpes. The game will be marked by another rising star, current womens world no. 29 Sarah-Jane Perry. Entrance is just £3 to raise funds for the charity Right to Play.
This event is supported by England Squash and Racketball and demonstrates the strength of the appeal of the sport in line with the ‘Squash 2020’ Olympic campaign.
Jen Emeny-Green, Sports Development Coordinator at Warwick Sport, said:
This is a fantastic programme that has gained a really positive response from both the University, England Squash and Racketball and the wider community. We really think this will engage an entirely new audience in sport and help them to reap the benefits of getting Active!"
Jay Warnett, President of Warwick Squash, a student society, added:
Warwick Squash have always strongly encouraged participation in sport across all abilities, employing a variety of initiatives. Our latest move to present UV Squash is unique, eye-catching and has caused a stir in a number of communities across the globe. We hope that this demonstration will be replicated at other clubs and inspire more people to play Squash."