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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.

Make your Move

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National Governing Bodies

England Squash

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

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.

The Pavilion

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

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

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

JUST South Leicestershire

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

Partners

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

Partners

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