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Young woman and man playing squash

Why play squash?

You're on fire. You're chasing every ball, thriving on adrenaline as the rally goes on, enjoying banter with your mate and getting fit without thinking about it. This is sport as you’ve never experienced before.


Whether you want to get your squash thrill back or pick up a racket for the first time, you’ll find squash an exciting, indoor court-based game for all ages and abilities. All you need is a ball, a racket, a friend and a wall – and a spare lunch break.


Catherine, 60 year old squash player from Wolverhampton
"Squash has given me a busy social life and I've made a lot friends across the county. Nothing burns more calories than 45 minutes of squash." - Catherine, 60, Wolverhampton


A squash game lasts around 40 minutes so can fit into busy lifestyles and is a great family activity. It’s relatively cheap too as leisure centre courts usually cost under £10 to hire. You’ll also find a thriving social scene at thousands of leisure centres and clubs who organise regular club nights, leagues and competitions.


Looking to get fit?

Squash is a great upper and lower body workout, strengthening muscles and burning up to 800 calories per hour. And if you’re seeking a slightly slower version of the game, there’s a growing Squash 57 community.


Junior squash

If your little ones want to get in on the fun, we've qualified coaches delivering junior squash sessions at clubs. There's also a pathway for talented players leading to an England Academy in Manchester. Find out more.

Squash player Bronwen
"Squash has given me the opportunity to meet new friends, whilst getting a workout doing something I enjoy." - Bronwen, 15, West Midlands

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