Hey there and welcome to SquashExpert.co.uk!
My name is Simon Carter. I am 30 and based in Wimbledon and before anyone asks, no I don’t just play squash because I was rubbish at tennis. I actually prefer squash. While I am not a professional squash player, I was first introduced to the sport when I was 15 years old and still at school. I have been playing it ever since and therefore have around 15 years’ worth of experience of this fast and exhilarating sport.
In the past, squash has been the most underappreciated of all the racquet sports. People have always seemed to prefer and gravitate towards the likes of table tennis and tennis. This is possibly because there are identifiable famous players that people can identify with and follow closely. People know Federer, Nadal, Murray, Williams and even the legends like McEnroe, Agassi, Sampras, Courier, Laver and Navratilova. See, you probably knew all of those players and didn’t even need to see their first names.
How many people in general would know who Peter Nicol, Mohamed El Shorbagy, Jansher Khan or Jahangir Khan were? I don’t reckon many. Which is shame really as all those squash players I just listed off the top of my head are some amazing athletes.
In recent years, squash has seen something of a turn around in its popularity. Primarily, it is a sport favoured by people here in the UK, the US and Egypt. Perhaps people have finally taken notice of how much of a good allrounder squash is. In fact, Forbes ranked it in 2003 as the healthiest sport in the world, when they factored in
- Injury risk
- Muscular endurance
- Muscular strength
- Cardio endurance
- Calorie burn
The last I can, as can anyone who has ever played it even just once or twice, attest to that last point. It is a quick and effective way to melt that fat and burn off calories.
Why Do I Love Squash So Much?
I think the thing I always found appealing about squash was that it was not the most technical and didn’t have intricate scoring like cricket or even tennis. It felt accessible to everyone. Because it is. I guarantee if you have never played the sport before but love to work up a sweat and like a fiercely aggressive and fast game that doesn’t drag on too much, then give it a go and I’m sure you’ll love it!
Why Squash Expert?
Like I already said, I am not a professional squash player, but have lots of experience. Experience I want to share with others. Which is why I set up Squash Expert. I wanted there to be an easy to read, but in-depth and comprehensive guide to everything the average player could ever need or want to know about the sport.
You’ll find general information about the sport, like it’s history and the rules along with lots of great tips and suggestions to enhance your skills and lots of recommendations for products related to the sport.
I hope you will stick around and check out some of my posts!