An elite sporting experience.

The squash programme at UWE Bristol provides an elite-level sporting experience for student-athletes. Our performance culture has a clear focus on both sport and academics.

Our programme gives you the platform to grow as a player and prepare for the PSA world tour.

You will join a group of players who have performed consistently to a high level within the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) framework and in PSA events within the UK and globally.


World no.1 Mohamed El Shorbagy studied on the UWE Bristol Performance Sport programme.


PSA professionals on the UWE Performance Sport programme.


British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) titles in the last ten years.

UWE Bristol performance Sport squash player holding her racquet and smiling to camera.

Your experience

First team men's and women’s players can access the following on a weekly training basis:

Selected performance athletes will receive additional one-to-one sessions with lead coach John Welton and the opportunity to train with professional players in Bristol. They will also receive additional individual workouts with our strength and conditioning team.

There are also two weekly squad sessions for the second and third team players, plus strength and conditioning support.

Meet the coach

Elitesquash coach John Welton firmly believes in developing the athlete universally, integrating your on- and off-court experiences so that you can reach your potential.

You will be challenged to face your deficiencies so that you can build your resilience and robustness and, in the long term, become a much stronger squash player.

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Performance Sport elite squash coach Josh Welton advising a player.

Join the programme

If you are interested in joining the UWE Squash programme, contact us via our recruitment form.

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Performance sport athlete on a squash court lunging forward with a squash racket ready to hit the ball.


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