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 fun for children as the adults – no matter what standard you are. You want to meet interesting people and want a sport that’s right for you.
Sound like you? Well it sounds like you need to give squash 57 a try. Squash 57 (formerly known as racketball) is a growing game, with players using a bigger racket and a bigger, bouncier ball. The bounce means there’s time to get to the ball, so expect a lot of fun as you get engrossed in a long rally.
"I thought my days on the squash court in my late 40s were over until I was introduced to squash 57. I would recommend squash 57 for all ages. It is fun, energetic and a great way to meet new people!" - Leona, 50, Wolverhampton
Getting kitted out
Squash 57 is played on a squash court, you just need to have a squash 57 racket and ball which you can buy from most sports retailers. There are two types of squash 57 balls – blue and black. Blue balls are slightly bouncier, so ideal for recreational play or beginners. Black balls are less bouncy, and are used mainly in events such as the National Squash 57 Championships. If, after a few games, you find the blue ball too easy, you can then progress to using a black ball.
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Looking to deliver squash 57?
Check out our information sheet to find out more about squash 57 and how to get involved. We have all the resources you need to promote squash 57 at your club, from logos to posters and images. These resources are available to all affiliated clubs and coach members, they can be found within the Resources and Downloads section in your club login.
The England Squash app has all the materials and support you need to start to deliver group, beginner friendly Squash 57 sessions. We have Squash 57 giveaways and equipment available linked to the use of the England Squash app.
Not affiliated? Find out how to affiliate your club here.