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England Squash

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Contact Email
participation@englandsquash.com
Contact Telephone
0161 231 4499

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What is Squash?

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.

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.

Benefits

Squash burns calories - an hour of squash can, according to research published in 2003, expends up to 1,000 calories in the average individual. The small court and non-stop action means players must keep moving and constantly change direction, a recipe for an excellent cardiovascular and muscular workout.

Involvement

You can book a court with a friend or join one of the many social sessions that run every week in clubs and leisure centres. If you want to play more competitively you can join a box league or get involved in a local competition or event.

Facts

  • Squash targeted Barcelona 1992 with its first bid for inclusion at the Olympic Games, but has failed to win entry on that and all subsequent occasions.

Local Programmes

National Programmes

Squash 101

You love the fast-paced, intense workout you get from squash and enjoy the social side, but it’s not always easy trying to find someone to play with or finding the time. That’s where Squash 101 ca

Squash 57

You want a great workout, but you still want to be able to put your socks on in the morning. You want longer rallies to enjoy more action. You want a game that’s easy to pick up, that’s as much fu

Squash Girls Can

Whether it’s the first time you’ve picked up a racket or a while since you’ve stepped on court, be prepared to be hooked with Squash Girls Can!

Partners and Supporters

  • Luton Borough Council
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    Sport England
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  • Active Luton
    Fusion Lifestyle