A new, inclusive squash concept has been launched throughout England to encourage new and lapsed squash players into leisure facilities.
Squash 101 is aimed at getting as many people as possible to enjoy the sport; allowing up to eight players on the squash court at any one time, it offers a fun and sociable way for them to get into shape, regardless of skill or fitness levels.
A Squash 101 leader will teach them new skills and techniques to help them reach a stage where they can start playing more to get fit and have fun.
In the last year England Squash has seen a rise of 27,000 people taking up squash on a weekly basis, which England Squash has attributed to people being educated about its benefits, including the fact that it can burn up to 1,000 calories per session while offering a cardiovascular, full body work out.
Easily accessible, England Squash states there are approximately 4,000 squash courts throughout the country and as it grows in popularity it is seen as a more sociable and fun activity that allows friends to chat and catch up between points.
Keir Worth, CEO at England Squash said: “Squash 101 is designed to increase accessibility to Squash and increase the numbers of people playing it. We hope the programme will fill courts in leisure centres around the country
“Squash 101, will bring people together to learn new skills and have fun at the same time, with the added bonus of getting fitter too.
“We would urge leisure centres across the country to undertake a Squash 101 sessions and encourage individuals to join in and enjoy the sport.”
To find out more about Squash 101 visit www.englandsquash.com/squash101