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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.

Find Squash Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

England Squash

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
participation@englandsquash.com
Contact Telephone
0161 231 4499

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Sport in Desford

The Charity’s objects (“the objects”) are the promotion of community participation within the village of Desford and its environs in healthy recreation, in particular by the provision of facilities for playing bowls, tennis, squash, football, recrea

The Pavilion

The Pavilion Leisure Centre, in Huncote, offers a range of leisure facilities.

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Blaby LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
    Sport England
    NWL LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Safeguarding
    Active Leicester

Partners

  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
  • NWL LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Partnerships
    Safeguarding
  • Active Rutland
    Harborough LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth