Squash originated at Harrow School in England in 1850.
Squash is a racket sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racket and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court. This tends to shorten the total match time as players are constantly moving their score on each rally to their goal of 11 points. Should they reach 10 points each one player must win by a margin of 2 clear points 14-12.
The games do not end until a player wins one game even lasted 75 minutes which is a long time when your constantly on your feet.
Strategy and tactics
A key strategy in squash is known as "dominating the T" (the intersection of the red lines near the center of the court where the player is in the best position to retrieve the opponent's next shot). Skilled players will return a shot, and then move back toward the "T" before playing the next shot. From this position, the player can quickly access any part of the court to retrieve the opponent's next shot with a minimum of movement.
Squash is not in the Olympics but might be in 2024. There is state leagues, regional leagues, country leagues, and world and national champion ships.
Squash started out with wooden rackets with leather grips, but then changed to light weight aluminum rackets which generated more power. Grips are now absorbent and rubberized giving good comfort and grip. Strings now contain products such as titanium providing durability but at the same time providing a good "feel".
Squash does not have any penalties the only fouls is hitting the ball into wrong spots on the court results in a point against you.
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