Look out for all things Squash on the Team Scotland website and social media channels over the coming week as we highlight the sport as part of our countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.
Squash leads the way in our Sport Focus Series, where we will be featuring each of the 18 sports on the Gold Coast 2018 programme through athlete interviews, facts & figures, competition news and more.
Squash has made five appearances at the Games since its debut at Kuala Lumpur 1998. Scotland won a gold and a bronze in Kuala Lumpur, which remain the only Scottish medals in the sport to date.
Alan Clyne, partnering Harry Leitch on both occasions, has recorded 4th place finishes in Men’s Doubles at both Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014. With his new partnership with Greg Lobban propelling the pair to World Championship gold in 2016 and silver in 2017, and the Scottish team winning their first European Team Championships medals for 17 years, Team Scotland’s Squash representatives will be looking to end a 20 year wait for a Commonwealth Games medal in Gold Coast.
Find out more about Squash in the Commonwealth Games, including the competition format, rules and equipment on our dedicated Squash page.
World Doubles Championship medallists Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban were named as the first Squash players on Team Scotland for Gold Coast 2018 on Wednesday 8 November. Further selections for Squash will take place in February 2018.
In addition to Alan and Greg, selections have also been announced for Swimming and Lawn Bowl, with a total of 33 athletes now confirmed on Team Scotland.
You can show your support by uploading photos and messages on our supporters page and give Team Scotland’s athletes a boost as they prepare to do the country proud on one of sport’s biggest stages!
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The Commonwealth Games is the only occasion where Scotland gets to compete in a multi-sport event as a nation in its own right and is one of only six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since their inception in Hamilton in 1930. Represented by 15 athletes participating in six sports at those first Games, winning a very creditable 10 medals, Scotland have gone on to win medals at every Games since.
Edinburgh became the first city to hold the Games twice in 1970 and 1986 and also became the first city to host the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Scotland hosted the Games for a third time when Glasgow welcomed athletes and officials to the XXth Commonwealth Games which was held from 23rd July – 3rd August 2014. Team Scotland celebrated their most successful Games in history, winning a total of 53 medals.
Find out more about the Commonwealth Games and Team Scotland’s past success in our Past Games section.