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Squash

England Squash

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

Get Involved

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How can you make your move?

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:00

Funding opportunities

What is 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.

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.

Campaigns

Make your Move

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!

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.

National Programmes

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!

Partners

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

Partners

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