If you love traditional squash but want longer rallies and to be able to play the game at a slower pace, Squash 57 (formerly Racketball) is perfect for you. Played on a standard squash court, all you need to play Squash 57 is a slightly larger racket and a bigger, bouncier ball - which encourages an easy to adopt form of squash. Although Squash 57 may be considered a 'lighter' version of the game, it is great fun, offers a great workout and is ideal for beginners, those advancing in years or anyone wanting something a little different.
Frequently asked questions
Where can I find a club that offers Squash 57?
To find a club that offers Squash 57 programmes click here.
How will Squash 57 help me play traditional squash?
The easier pace of Squash 57 allows you more time to practice. If, after a few games, you find the Squash 57 ball too slow we suggest advancing to using a black squash ball.
What do I need for Squash 57?
All you need is comfortable workout clothes, supportive shoes, a drink bottle and a sweat towel.
How often should I play squash?
For the best results we suggest you get on court at least twice a week. Take a look at our videos to help you learn the basics, or chat to a fellow club member for some tips.
How experienced do I need to be?
The great news is that Squash 57 can be for people who have never played before, those who have received some basic coaching, those who are advancing in years or participants returning after a long absence. It only takes a few sessions before you will start to feel comfortable on the court so don’t give up!
What if I can’t do the moves?
The technique for squash is super simple so even the most inexperienced player will pick it up in no time. Your coach is there to work with you and provide you with challenges that meet your needs. You’ll find your skills and fitness will improve over a number of sessions.
How can I get a Squash 57 programme in my club?
Simply get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you.