By The Squash Pod
What is England Squash?
We wanted to give you a few of the basics on England Squash and a bit of the history behind the organisation.
England Squash is recognised by Sport England as the governing body of Squash in England and is based at the National Squash Centre in Manchester.
First established in 1928 and known as the Squash rackets association, the idea was for them to take over the administration of Squash from the Tennis and Rackets Association.
As with Squash Wales the idea of England Squash is to develop and improve the game. Working with clubs all over the country, England Squash have seen some amazing players come through their camp such as Nick Mathew, Lee Beachill and Lisa Opie. England Squash are responsible for the English national teams. Both men and women teams were established in 1981.
As of 2010 Sport England statistics showed that 500,000 people regularly play squash in England, with 900 affiliated clubs and 4,500 squash courts across the country probably the most anywhere in the world. We fear that these figures may now have depreciated in the last 9 years. However, England Squash alongside Sport England are doing their best to keep pushing the sport forward, and to develop and attract new talent to the sport.