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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.

Rossis Leisure

Rossis Leisure - North Norfolk's favourite Leisure Club - Gym, Swim, Fitness Classes, Squash, Indoor Bowls and more.

Fakenham Squash Club

Two well maintained courts in a Sports Centre on the southern outskirts of Fakenham. The centre is owned and run by the members, and also provides for golf, bowls, tennis and other sports.

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.

Bob Carter Centre

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

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

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

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.

Sarah Medler Fitness

Providing group fitness classes and personal training

Ladies Squash Morning

Ladies Squash Morning

Our ladies squash morning takes place on Wednesday and Friday mornings 10:30-12:00. This class is led by one of our club coaches and consists of coaching, matches and socialising. Cake and tea/coffee is included after Friday's session.

Tots Squash

Tots Squash

Tots Squash takes place every Saturday morning 9:15-9:55 for 3-5 year olds. The session usually takes place in our dance studio, with fun team games, coordination skills, balancing exercises and lots of fun.

Mini Squash

Mini Squash

Mini Squash takes place every Saturday morning 10-11am for 5-10 year olds. All abilities welcome, no equipment needed. Just turn up, no booking required.

Junior Squash

Junior Squash

Junior Squash takes place every Saturday morning 11:00-12:00 for 10-17 year olds of all abilities. All equipment provided. No need to book, just turn up.

Junior Squash Matchplay

Junior Squash Matchplay

Junior Squash matchplay takes place every Saturday afternoon 12:00-1:00. Perfect for juniors who wish to play matches against others. Ideal for players to stay on after Junior Squash.

Junior Squash

Junior Squash

Junior Squash takes places every Sunday 10:30-12:00 for ages 10-17 years. No equipment required, just turn up.

Preschool Squash

Preschool Squash

Preschool squash takes place every Monday morning 9:30-10:10. Bring your little one along for some fun games using our specialised mini equipment.

Junior Squash

Junior Squash

Junior Squash sessions take place every Tuesday for 9-15 year olds. No prior experience needed, sessions are open for juniors of all abilities.

Mini Squash

Mini Squash

Mini Squash takes place every Wednesday afternoon 4:00-5:00, for children 5-9 years old. Sessions consist of pairs practice, working in small teams, fun and games.

John Davis

Participation Manager

07970 826734

http://www.englandsquash.com