If you are looking for a great way to get fit, meet new people, and have fun, squash or racquetball could be the sport for you. To get started all you need is a ball, a racket, and a wall (or four!) Your local squash centre can provide all of these for you.
Squash provides an intense cardiovascular and muscular workout – perfect for burning calories. Players burn around 1000 calories per hour.
Racquetball is very similar to squash, but is played with a slightly larger racket and a bigger, bouncier ball, making it easy to get a rally going.
The rules for both sports are almost identical, and to put them simply, you hit a ball against a wall! It's as easy as that, so don't worry if you have never picked up a racket before, grab a friend and get on court.
There are approximately 40 South Australian clubs, recreations centres, universities and colleges with courts available for public use. Use our Court Finder to find a great facility in your local area.
Most centres allow you to pay and play without signing up for a membership, and courts tend to cost $20 to $25 per hour for 2 people. Many regular players go on to join a club, which can provide access to competition, coaching, and a thriving social network.
There are many junior programs designed for school aged children. After school training programs are a fun, cost effective way for kids to get started. Junior squash offers improved fitness and skills for growing bodies with pathways for kids to extend as they become more experienced.
Please browse around our website, and if you have any questions feel free to get in touch with us at Squash SA - we will gladly point you in the right direction.