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Squash
With speed and reactivity


Squash was invented at Harrow School, England, around 1830 and grew gradually until the 1960s, when it exploded in worldwide popularity. The sport is now well established in 140 countries.


Squash is played by two players on an enclosed court with a floor area of 9.75 meters by 6.4 meters. The players strike the ball alternately on to the front wall, which is 4.75 meters high and has an 'out of bounds' board measuring 48 cm across the bottom. Players can hit the ball directly to the front wall or use the side and rear walls to create subtle winningshots. Play starts with a service and continues until one player cannot return the ball correctly before it has bounced twice on the floor.


The scoring in squash is five games to nine points each, with a player only winning a point when serving. If the non-serving player wins a rally, he or she becomes the server and can score points.


The reason why squash is so different and exciting is that the ball is very slow. This characteristic implies that as the ball bounces slowly off the floor, the players have to run faster and harder to return it to the front wall.
World Squash Federation
Deutscher Squash Verband

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