Squash doubles, anyone?
I have played squash for around 50 years but I have NEVER played squash doubles – up to now, at least. This is sure to change soon.
Why have I never played? – well, I always considered squash doubles to be a dangerous game. I thought it was too easy to get hit by a wayward racket swing, or to suffer a fast ball to the middle of the back (or worse!). So for this reason, I never really considered trying squash doubles. In hindsight, this is a shame.
There’s not a lot of room on a normal-sized squash court when playing squash doubles!
Playing squash all-year-round – Survey Results
Two weeks ago, I posted a blog post about playing squash all-year-round wherein I posed the question as to why, like myself, players didn’t continue to play squash throughout the squash ‘off-season’. I found some research that had been done, but this didn’t answer my basic question.
So – I decided to run a survey myself to see what I might find out. I posted an invitation on reddit.com (r/squash) for players to participate in the survey and after a little time I also opened up the survey to all users of my SquashLeagues website. I managed to get just under 70 responses (around 2% ) from those registered on the /r/squash community (thanks guys!) and around another 160 responses (just over 5%) from the SquashLeagues.org registered users.
What is Interactive Squash? Well, I had never heard of it until a week or so ago, so probably like me, you are new to this idea.
I guess I could best describe it to the uninitiated as a cross between the famous (albeit a little outdated) computer game of Wii and the real game of squash. It’s played on a normal squash court with a normal squash racquet and ball. That’s where the similarity with squash ends.
Interactive Squash – iSquash