Squash 57 is a form of squash played on a squash court that has grown significantly in popularity in England and has begun to take hold elsewhere around the world.
In 2016, the World Squash Federation, in partnership with England Squash, spearheaded an initiative to re-brand the name of the game, which is played with a larger ball and a shorter racket. The new name focuses on the key difference to squash – the larger ball, which has a maximum diameter of 57mm (compared with 40mm for a squash ball).
The game is a popular introduction to squash and can keep generations of players fit and active, and playing on court well into later years.
The re-brand will ensure that the game is seen as part of the squash family, while also eliminating any confusion with the sport of ‘racquetball’, a primarily North American game played on much larger courts with no tin and a different type of ball.
If you’re interested in trying Squash 57 at your facility, contact Squash BC.
For more information on Squash 57, please visit the following WSF pages:
- Why Squash 57?
- Squash 57 Rules
- Squash 57 Rules Poster
- Squash 57 Promotional Material
- Squash 57 Knowledge Library
- Squash 57 Logos
- Squash 57 YouTube Channel and Videos
- Squash 57 Facebook
- Squash 57 on the FPS Pan Am Squash Website
- Squash 57 Competitions Database
- Where to Find Squash57 Equipment in Canada
Written by Squash Canada – Original Article: https://squash.ca/why-play-squash/