To the uneducated, squash and tennis both use a ball and a racket, are both played by two players (at least in the singles game) and are both court based sports. That leads people to assume that they’re similar and if you’re good at one, you’ll be likely to be adept at the other two. However, they’re very different sports, and to really shine in both will require you to master very different skills and techniques too.
The length of a squash game is difficult to predict, and affected most by the standard of the players. A game of squash is not limited by time in the same way as a game of soccer (football to European readers). Instead it ends when a points total is reached.
When you get started in squash, there are a couple of simple shots to learn in order to start playing against an opponent. Fortunately, they’re both relatively simple to get the hang of initially, but can take years of play to perfect.
Regardless of the sport you choose, there are always a few stand out players with names that come up time and again in the history books. Squash is no exception, so let’s take a look at some of the giants of the game in years gone by.
Squash is a simple game to learn but a tough one to master. It’s been popular across Europe and especially in the UK since the 1980s, but the number of players in the USA has been growing steadily over recent decades.