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Squash

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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

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!

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England Squash

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Contact Email
participation@englandsquash.com
Contact Telephone
0161 231 4499
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Active Child – Movement is Life

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 09:00

New Parks Leisure Centre

New Parks Leisure Centre has two swimming pools, five squash courts and offers various classes.

The Pavilion

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

JUST South Leicestershire

Female Sport and Physical Activity Campaign in South Leicestershire. Register your details on our website and JUST turn up!

Market Harborough Squash & Racketball Club

Provides Squash & Racketball opportunities for all ages and abilities.
We have coaching sessions, club nights, family nightsas well as having squash and racketball teams in the local leagues and internal leagues for members.

Partners

  • O&W LSA
    Sport England
    Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
    NWL LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
    Equality Standard
    Active Partnerships
    H&B LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Charnwood LSA

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • H&B LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Safeguarding
  • Active Rutland
    Sport England
  • Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA
  • O&W LSA
    NWL LSA