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If you’re looking for a great way to get fit, meet new people, and have fun, squash and racketball could be the sports for you. To get started all you need is a ball, a racket, and a wall.

Squash is played by more than 500,000 people in England every month from the elite players like Britain’s World No.1 Nick Matthew all the way down to the thousands who take part in local leagues and fun events.

Racketball is a more recent development and is very similar to squash, but is played with a slightly larger racket and a bigger, bouncier ball, making it easy to hit and get a rally going. This still ensures a good workout for both players and is an ideal way to start if you have never picked up a racket before.

So now we’ve got your attention where do you start? Do you have to join a club? No, is the short answer. The best place to start is at your local leisure centre where they have courts to hire (and often rackets too) and trained and helpful coaches to get you up and running (literally).

What’s happening in your area: ( click on the link )

Leyland

Prestwich

Cheetham Hill Squash Club

Haslingdon Squash Club Juniors

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