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Two players, each with a racquet, take turns to hit a ball onto the walls of the court. The ball has to stay within the designated lines on the walls for the players to score a point.

An Overview of Squash

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.

Find Squash Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Luton & Dunstable Squash Club

Based at the Lewsey Sports Park in Lewsey, Luton, our club has access to 4 courts. We have active internal ladders, monthly leagues and senior and development teams.

Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

If buildings could speak, Bisham Abbey would have a fascinating story to tell. The 800 year old Abbey was once a home for the English nobility and aristocracy and is now part of one of Sport England’s National Sports Centres.

Squash Coaching for Juniors

Squash Coaching for Juniors

Squash coaching for juniors led by coaches from the Luton & Dunstable Squash Club - First session is free then £5 per session

Social Squash

Social Squash

Players can come along without a partner, meet and play others. All standards from beginners to team players welcome.
One of the LDSC committee will be running the evening to ensure that newcomers are welcomed and introduced to others.