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Squash

England Squash

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

Get Involved

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

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.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

Partners

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

Partners

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