why squash?

A Fun and Healthy Sport with Links to Educational Opportunities

Many after-school programs use sports as a ‘hook’, a way to teach students life lessons about character, healthy living and the importance of education.

Squash is a physically and intellectually demanding sport that requires a high level of technical skill and physical fitness. With shots that incorporate multiple angles, speeds and all four of the court’s walls, squash is sometimes referred to as the ‘chess’ of racquet sports. Forbes described it as the world’s ‘healthiest sport’.

Squash also places high value on sportsmanship and academic achievement. Most players are college graduates, and the country’s best junior players compete for spots at top colleges.