Squash, a racket sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small rubber ball, began more than 150 years ago in England. Today, squash is played in 185 countries by 20 million people on nearly 50,000 courts, and it’s one of the fastest growing racket sports in the US.
In a game of squash, players take turns hitting the ball to the front wall in such a way as to try to make the ball impossible to play, or force an error, by the opponent. The ball can only bounce once on the floor, but it can hit any of the other walls. After each shot, a player must get out of the way of both the ball and the opposition. Eleven (11) points are needed to win a game, with the best of three or five games winning the match. [ Learn Squash Basics & Learn to Play, Squash New Zealand ]
The Henderson Squash Club, Auckland, New Zealand was host to the 2018 New Zealand Senior National Individual Championships (June 15-17) — the most prestigious event on the Squash New Zealand calendar. And, this year’s championships attracted over 160 competitors from around New Zealand and the world, including world top 10 ranked New Zealand players, Paul Coll and Joelle King.
If you missed the live stream broadcast of the competition, there’s still time to watch video recordings. Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located on the media player below ↓
Professional women squash traveled to Aukland, New Zealand for a winner take all cash prize at the Women’s PSA Classic 2018. If you missed the live broadcast, you can watch a video recording of tournament play. Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button or select from the video posts located on the media player below ↓ You can catch up on results and tournament main draw bracket → here
If you missed the live broadcast of the 2017 Victorian Squash Open (July 15-16), there’s still time to watch video recordings of tournament play. Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button and/or the posts appearing on the video player below ↓
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