Scottish Squash is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its bid to host the 2022 European Masters Championships. The Championships, initially scheduled to run in June 2021, was postponed due to the ongoing challenges created from the pandemic.
The tournament is one of the most popular and well attended events in the squash calendar, traditionally attracting hundreds of players from all across Europe.
Edinburgh Sports Club (ESC), The Grange Club and Oriam; Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, are host venues for next year’s championships – which will take place from 22nd to 25th June.
The 2022 European Masters Championships will provide a stern challenge for competitors on court and allow players the unique opportunity to reunite with continental friends, whilst experiencing the culture of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city.
Scottish Squash Chief Executive Maggie Still said:
“Scottish Squash is thrilled to have been successful in our bid to deliver the 2022 European Masters Championships, espeically after having to postpone the event in 2021.
“We want to showcase the fantastic health benefits and lifelong participation opportunities that squash can offer and this event will help to deliver our vision – Squash the Healthy Sport.
“The strategy aims to provide relevant and enjoyable competitions for all and in this case we very much look forward to welcoming some world-leading players to Scotland.
“Edinburgh is a beautiful city which will provide an excellent environment in which to compete and there will be plenty of other attractions to keep players busy during their visit.”
Oriam Executive Director, Ross Campbell, said: “Oriam have a positive history of hosting Scottish Squash events and we are delighted to be able to host the European Masters Championships in 2022.
“As a facility it’s always a pleasure to work with the Scottish Squash team and we’re pleased that we can showcase our facility to competitors from across Europe.
“With a turbulent year throughout 2020 and 2021 this event will be something to look forward to.”
ESC Club Manager Jonathan Tait said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Scottish Squash again by hosting the 2022 European Masters Championships and look forward to welcoming the best Masters players from Europe to compete in what will be a fantastic tournament.”
Naturally there are continued challenges which lie ahead but Scottish Squash is confident of delivering an excellent event in a safe environment.
Maggie Still added:
“The Scottish Squash team of staff and volunteers will be taking all the appropriate steps over the coming months to ensure the correct decisions are being make to keep everyone safe and well.
“So we look forward with hope and excitement at welcoming players to Edinburgh for this prestigious event.”
Entries for the 2022 European Masters Championships are now being accepted and close on Saturday 14th May. Further information can be found in the ‘Tournament Information‘ section of the website.