Two squash players on a squash court
|Highestgoverning body||World Squash Federation|
|First played||1830, London Borough of Harrow,Great Britain|
|Team members||Singles or doubles|
|Mixed gender||Yes, separate competitions|
|Equipment||Squash ball, squash racquet|
|Venue||Indoor or outdoor (with glass court)|
|Country or region||Worldwide|
|Olympic||No, but is recognized as a possible future Olympic sport
Member of the ARISF
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.
The game was formerly called squash racquets, a reference to the "squashable" soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball used in its parent game racquets).