Squash is one of the most athletic sports in the world. Beyond just being great fun, new benefits of the game are discovered every day.
A Forbes magazine study in 2003 indicated that squash was the healthiest sport in the world . In one hour of squash, a player can expend between 600 to 1000 calories. Squash is affordable, easy to play, accessible, builds muscular strength and endurance, and is an excellent cardiovascular workout
One of the fastest growing sports in the world, squash is played in 188 countries and territories. There are more than 147 National Squash Federations, and according to the World Squash Federation, in 2009 there were nearly 50,000 squash courts around the world. Canada ranked 7th, with the majority of our courts located in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta.
Squash is included in more than 20 multi-sport international games and is one of 10 core sports in the Commonwealth Games program. The sport is also on the short list for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games.
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) organizes the men’s professional squash tour and the PSA rankings. The equivalent body for women’s professional squash is the Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA). The world governing body for squash is the World Squash Federation, located in England.