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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.

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.

Find Squash Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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!

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England Squash

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

Sarah Medler Fitness

Providing group fitness classes and personal training

UEA Sportspark

Sportspark originally opened its doors for the first time in 2000. Funded primarily by the Lottery and Sports England it has become one of the most successful community sport facilities in the UK.

Bob Carter Centre

Situated at the heart of Drayton the Bob Carter Centre provides a wide range facilities for sports and socialising.

Loddon Squash Club

We are a small squash club located in the South Norfolk village of Loddon.

Loddon Squash Club welcomes players of all abilities to come along to enjoy themselves and get fit in the process. We have one court, viewing gallery and full changing facilitie

Heywood Sports and Leisure Club

Heywood Sports and Leisure Club is based in Diss, Norfolk and offers you the best multi sports facility in the area at rates that make it affordable for the whole family.

Broadland Sports Club

Broadland Sports Club is situated in the heart of rural Norfolk. Facilities include a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, steam room and swimming pool.

The Edge Health And Fitness Club

At Barnham Broom we’re proud to have one of the best health and fitness clubs in Norfolk. The Edge Health and Fitness Club offers a modern, fully-equipped, air-conditioned gym, heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, tennis and squash courts

John Davis

Participation Manager

07970 826734

http://www.englandsquash.com