Squash is a racquet 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 racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.


Between shots, try and make it back to the centre of the court as quickly as you can. It gives you the widest range to hit the ball and will force your opponent to do more running.


Sports clothes and shoes. Safety glasses are a must as the ball can move very quickly. Most squash clubs will have racquets, glasses and balls to hire or borrow, you can buy your own if you get really into it.

Seasons / typical registration periods

As squash is an indoor sport it can be played all year round. Typically registrations occur at the beginning of each year.

Approximate participation costs

Participation may vary but costs about $15 per game or $300 a season.

Levels of competition

Squash can be played either as singles or doubles. There is an entry level program designed for women called ‘Hits and Giggles’. There is also Cardio Squash and the Social Squash program which offer a more robust workout.

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Similar options

Tennis, badminton, baseball and cricket.