An all-glass squash court is set to be built in New Street Station prior to Birmingham 2022 ©England Squash

An all-glass squash show-court is set to be constructed inside Birmingham's New Street train station prior to the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Launched by England Squash as part of the Squash United by Birmingham 2022 project, the court will host a range of activities from April 4 to 9 with organisers hoping that it "will play a major role in the lasting legacy of squash at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games".

The activities include junior and community engagement programmes, exhibitions and an opportunity to meet professional players.

All funds raised during the six-day event will go towards community initiatives around Birmingham, it is claimed.

"The glass court event, combined with all the other projects and ideas Squash United are leading on, will have a big impact on promoting the sport to new and diverse audiences," said Mark Williams, chief executive of England Squash.

Squash United are aiming to capitalise on Birmingham 2022 to introduce squash to children ©PSA
Squash United are aiming to capitalise on Birmingham 2022 to introduce squash to children ©PSA

"Squash United has shown us the blueprint for how we can have a big impact in a short space of time.

"The really exciting question, therefore, is what else can we achieve across the game by working together?"

Squash United brings together several of the sport's stakeholders, including the World Squash Federation, Rackets Cubed, Off the Wall Squash and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Foundation.

It has planned squash roadshows, mini-courts and health and wellbeing initiatives which are projected to directly introduce the games to 50,000 children by the summer of 2023.

"We want to create a global squash pulse with a West Midlands heartbeat," said Squash United co-founder, Ming Lee.

"We recognise squash is a relatively niche sport, but we do have fantastic people who are prepared to dig deep and make things happen for the benefit of everyone."

To conclude the action at New Street on April 8 and 9, the court will host the semi-finals and finals of the University of Birmingham Open, which is a professional tournament on the PSA Challenger Tour.