Team Laura vs Team Nick
Whose side are you on?
Two champions, two teams, one winner. Laura Massaro and Nick Matthew are going head-to-head in the greatest team squash battle the world has ever seen. And they need you! It’s time to pick up your racket, pick an opponent, and pick a side. #TeamLaura or #TeamNick. YOU decide!
Team Laura vs Team Nick is set to launch on World Squash Day (10th October) and will last one month with players from around the globe invited to join in on the action and record their scores via SquashLevels.
The action starts on World Squash Day (10th October) and will be running until November. The team with the most victories wins so don't miss out on your chance to take part!
It's so easy to be part of this epic battle! Here's how:
1) Pick an opponent
Decide who you'll get on court with, whether you're playing with a family member, full court matches in your squash bubble or sides with another household.
2) Pick a team
Team Laura or Team Nick, whose side are you on? Decide which team you and your opponent will play for.
3) Get on court
Play as many times as you like between 10th October and 9th November. You can change opponents and even change teams throughout the competition. Just ensure you are following the latest guidance.
5) Get kitted out.
Bag a 25% discount at the England Squash Kukri store once you've submitted your score!
With the usual squash competitions off limits, this one-month contest is the ideal opportunity to inspire your players to hit the court again safely for some regular competitive action and support their club.
Clubs and venues will have the opportunity to vie for the Most Active Club title on the SquashLevels leaderboard and reignite those old rivalries against neighbouring clubs! We’ll also provide clubs and venues with further prizes and resources to support their activities and re-engage players.
Head to our Team Laura vs Team Nick toolkit for videos, graphics and suggested social media posts. We'll be adding further content to the toolkit over the coming days and weeks so keep checking back.
Find the answers to commonly asked questions below.
Who can take part?
Everyone! Anyone of any age or ability can take part. Just remember to follow the Back to Squash guidance and play safely. If playing with someone in your household or playing in a squash bubble, you can play full court matches. Two players from different households not in a squash bubble can play 'sides', the modified version of squash.
Where can I play?
Get on court at your local club/venue.
How many times can I take part?
You can play as many times as you between 10th October and 9th November so long as you follow the Back to Squash guidance.
Can I take part against different people?
Yes, you can get on court with different players throughout the contest so long as you follow the Back to Squash guidance.
Can I play Squash 57?
Yes, you can play either squash or Squash 57.
I'm not registered with SquashLevels can I still take part?
Yes, you can sign up for a free 30-day SquashLevels trial to take part in the contest.
How do I access SquashLevels to record my score?
It’s my first time back on court since lockdown, how can I be sure the venue is COVID-secure?
Our Back to Squash guidance is based on the UK Government guidance for clubs/venues to follow. Clubs/venues should have procedures in place to prioritise player safety. Speak to your local club/venue about the measures that they have in place. Some clubs might be displaying the COVID safe squash badge which means they have followed these steps to reopen their courts.
There are a number of ways to play; within the same household, within a squash bubble, or playing 'sides' - the socially distant version of version with a another household.
How do I claim the Kukri discount?
When you add your result on SquashLevels, you'll be able to follow the link to claim your discount in the online store.
Where can I find out which team is winning?
Head over to SquashLevels to check the progress of Team Laura and Team Nick, and check how your club or county is faring against others.