Are you looking for a new activity in your life? Have you tried tennis before but wanted something a bit different? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then squash may be the sport for you. Squash is a competitive sport similar to tennis, only both players face a wall as they serve the ball back and forth. This game requires quick thinking, fast movements, and a willingness to learn and compete.
Here are three things you can do if you choose to play squash at your local racquet and tennis club:
1. Learn a new skill. If you’ve been dying to try a new sport, including racquet sports, then squash may be right for you. Squash is a fast-paced game that can help you stay fit, lose weight, build strength and agility, or meet any other fitness goals you may have. Because it involves strategic thinking, squash is also excellent for staying mentally sharp and focused at any age.
2. Get social. One of the best things about playing squash in a club setting is that you get the advantage of meeting other people who also like the sport. Many clubs also host squash mixers, so you can play against new opponents in both competitive and non-competitive settings. Squash socials such as these are also a great opportunity to meet others who may be from similar backgrounds as you; approximately 98% of all squash players are college graduates, but all are welcome at racquet clubs. Some clubs will even plan road trips to local and US squash tournaments, so you can see the sport played or cheer on your peers with a like-minded community.
3. Train with the pros. Whether you’re looking to join some of the most elite US squash tournaments or just improve your physical fitness, the best racquet and tennis clubs are often home to the squash pros. In fact, many of these instructors and coaches have also competed in world and US squash tournaments, so you know they’ll give you plenty of great advice.
Have more questions about learning to play squash? Leave us a comment and get in touch with one of your local health and fitness clubs to find out if they offer this great activity.