IAPS SQUASH

Squash Rackets (aka Squash) is an adaptation of its predecessor, Rackets, a game created by the inmates of Fleet Prison in the early C19th. Shortly after Rackets was adopted by Harrow School, pupils discovered that a punctured Rackets ball, which “squashed” on impact with the wall, produced a game with a greater variety of shots and which required much more effort on the part of the players. Squash players had to run faster after the slower Squash ball rather than wait for the harder, faster Rackets ball to bounce back to them. This new game proved popular and in 1864 the first four Squash courts were constructed at the school and Squash (or Squash Rackets) was officially founded as a sport in its own right.

Categories

  • Open Singles – Hill Cup
  • U11 Singles – Holmwoods Cup
  • Open Doubles – Chafyn Grove Cup
  • Girls Singles – Gent Cup


Equipment

  • Competitors should wear non-marking shoes.
  • British Standard eye protection is required for all matches.
  • The double yellow dot ball will be used.

Eligibility

  • All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
  • All competitors in the open competition, must be U14 on the last day of the tournament.
  • All competitors in the U11 singles, must be U11 on the 1st September 2017.
  • Competitors must only enter ONE singles competition (no limit on single entries per school).
  • Doubles pairs MUST be from the same school (max doubles entry of 16 per school).
  • All grades of players are welcome and catered for.

National Governing Body

  • The National Governing Body: England Squash
  • Junior 101: This is a new digital coaching resource packed full of fun activities designed to engage and develop children as young as five. Junior 101 will allow you to create and deliver tailored sessions to groups, whatever their ability, using the England Squash downloadable ‘pick and mix’ activity cards.
  • Coaching: Would you like to become a Squash Coach or Leader? England Squash have Schools Squash Leaders Awards and a full coaching pathway for anyone who would like to get involved.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Squash event coming soon.

PREVIOUS SQUASH RESULTS

26/03/2018 National Squash Championships - Wellington College Wellington College More Info

SOME FACTS ABOUT IAPS SQUASH

1968

IAPS debut

16

2017 Schools

84

2017 Competitors

1830

Squash Invented