Squash: Fast and Vigorous
Squash: Pronunciation: \ˈskwäsh, ˈskwȯsh\
a singles or doubles game played in a 4-wall court with a long-handled racket and a rubber ball that can be hit off any number of walls
Squash is a vigorous sport that requires players to maintain an excellent fitness level. According to a Forbes Magazine Survey in 2003, squash was ranked number one of the "10 Healthiest Sports." According to the survey, Squash players burn a whopping 517 calories per thirty minutes of play.
Squash is a sport that requires constant running and is an great form of exercise for children. It can be enjoyed as a recreational or as a competitive game. Many cities have formed local squash clubs, and many high schools, not just prep schools, have adopted it as well. The Professional Squash Association (PSA) governs the men's league and the Women's International Squash Players Association (WISPA) governs the women's league. Although it is not considered to be a dangerous sport, your children must wear eye goggles because the speed of the ball can be extremely fast and hard, and rackets can pose a potential threat as well.
MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on squash: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of squash gear.
But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who plays squash or has played squash, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a squash expert. If you know of someone who used to play or coach squash who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!
-Brooke de Lench