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Pauline's Squash Story

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:40

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

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

Partners

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

Partners

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