Squash provides an excellent cardiovascular workout. In one hour of squash, a player may expend approximately 700 to 1000 calories which is significantly more than most other sports and over 70% more than general tennis. The sport also provides a good upper and lower body workout by utilising both the legs to run around the court and the arms/torso to swing the racquet.
The game is played by two players (or four players for doubles) with standard rackets in a four-walled court with a small hollow rubber ball. The scoring system is easy to learn.
Whether you want to get your squash thrill back or pick up a racket for the first time, you'll find squash an exciting, indoor court-based game for all ages and abilities. All you need is a ball, a racket, a friend and a wall – and a spare lunch break.
A squash game lasts around 40 minutes so can fit into busy lifestyles and is a great family activity. It's relatively cheap too as leisure centre courts usually cost under £10 to hire. You'll also find a thriving social scene at thousands of leisure centres and clubs who organise regular club nights, leagues and competitions.
Get involved in Squash
England Squash are the National Governing Body for squash and racketball.
England Squash aim to promote and develop squash and racketball on a regional basis, listening to and helping clubs, players, coaches, referees, and volunteers, as well as promoting both sports to people who have yet to pick up a racket.
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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:10
The first addition of the Ladies Squash Festival was a great success. Congratulations to all who made this possible. Well done... Read More »
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:55
Squash is a great game for ladies. For mums they just need someone to look after the kids !
On Sunday 12th March 2017 Racquets... Read More »
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:30
I am writing to you as Chairperson of Oxfordshire Squash and Racketball to ask if you may be interested in sponsoring... Read More »