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Squash

England Squash

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

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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.

Partners

  • QUEST
    Age UK L&R
    British Heart Foundation
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    County Sport Network
    Leicester City Council
    Equality Standard
  • Safeguarding
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    Melton Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough District Council
    Sport England
    East Midlands Platform

Partners

  • Harborough District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Equality Standard
    County Sport Network
  • Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
  • Loughborough University
    East Midlands Platform
  • British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
  • Sport England
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    QUEST
  • Rutland County Council