Start Playing Squash - A guide from Hit The Nick
If you are looking for a great way to get fit, meet new people, and have fun, squash and racketball could be the sports for you. To get started all you need is a ball, a racket, and a court to play on. Please see our guides on buying rackets for more information on this.
Squash is played by more than 500,000 around the country every month from beginners, social player’s club players and professionals. If you are looking to improve your fitness, squash and racketball provides an intense workout – perfect for burning calories!
Racketball is very similar to squash, but is played with a slightly larger racket and a bigger, bouncier ball, making it easy to get a rally going. This sport makes for an easier transition, form lets say tennis.
Although both sports use slightly different equipment, most clubs and sports centers will have rackets and balls available to use or hire.
The rules for both sports are almost identical, and to put them simply, you hit a ball against a wall! It’s as easy as that. DETAILS BELOW.
There are 5,000 courts in England in clubs; leisure centers, universities and colleges, and using our new Court Finder you will be able to find plenty of great facilities in your local area. Most leisure centers allow you to pay and play without signing up for a membership, clubs will generally allow potential new members to come along and try the sport out. Many regular players will decided to join a club, which can provide to competition, coaching, more access to different players, a good social and a bar!
If you are a junior and looking to start to play many local clubs have junior coaching lessons for all standards. Come and get involved squash and racketball are great sports!
Visit England Squash to find out where to play. CLICK HERE