World Squash Day 2022

Why squash is one of our favourite sports

World Squash Day is underway, and we want to use this as a chance to outline all of the great things that squash has to offer as a sport.

As the colder months sweep over us, squash provides an ideal option for those who are looking for a fun activity suitable for any weather. Taking place inside our squash courts, we offer private bookings or drop-in slots in our centres around the country.

Here are our top reasons as to why squash is one of our favourite sports:

It’s fun – whatever your age or ability, the number one reason people play squash is because it’s fun!

It gets you fit – squash involves bursts of high intensity followed by short periods of rest – the very definition of HIIT training.

It’s social – whether having a hit with friends or joining a drop-in session at your local club, squash helps people to connect and form new social circles.

It can help you live longer – people who regularly play racket sports are 53% less likely to experience cardiovascular disease according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

It makes you happy – there’s nothing like hitting a ball against a wall as hard as you can to help get all that negative energy out! Squash can help reduce stress, release endorphins, and improve your mood.

Squash is for everyone – you don’t need to be the fittest, the strongest or the most skilled to play squash.

It’s all-weather – come rain or shine, squash can be played all year round.

It’s a quick workout – court bookings typically last 40 minutes making squash a great fitness option for those who are short of time.