Squash is a racquet sport that requires great skill and stamina, with a soft ball that favors finesse over power. It is played all over the world by elite players in circuit tournaments and by recreational players looking for a fun workout. This Web guide gives you an overview of the sport’s rules and history, shows you where to find coverage of professional squash and helps you become a player (or a better player) yourself.
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Here we spotlight the best places on the Web for coverage of competitive squash and opinions on the state of the game, including respected Web sites, blogs and magazines.
- News and statistics for a particular competition are best found on its official Web site; look for these sites in the “Squash Organizations and Competitions” section.
For squash news and more …
has news of PSA and international squash, as well as features, profiles and opinion pieces from its large group of contributors. Also look for playing and training advice and articles on officiating from The Squash Official magazine
features news and match reports. The site design is very simple, with news and reports displayed in long lists arranged by date.
is a U.K. Web site that features news and coverage of U.K. and international events. Don’t miss the “Kaleidoscope
” section for opinions on the world of squash from a diverse group of players and experts.
For squash blogs …
discusses the game’s development (including its possible Olympic inclusion), how it’s perceived in the media and how it’s marketed. Each post is dedicated to opinion pieces rather than just a look at the news.
is written by Squash historian James Zug, who analyzes the biggest stories in competitive squash.
For squash magazines …
is a U.K.-based monthly magazine that covers professional tours, examines the game’s issues and provides advice to players. News, a player of the month profile and selected features are available online, but much of the magazine’s more in-depth content can only be read in the print version. Order a print subscription online
; prices range from£24 for U.K. residents to £30 for those outside of the European Union.
aims to promote the growth of squash in the United States. Like Squash Player, most of the magazine’s contents are available only in the print edition
($19.95 per year), but the Web site does feature archived articles.
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