Squash is Seriously Back on Trend in Sydney

Believe it or not, squash is seriously back on trend and in fashion for young women in Sydney.

Squash is a racket sport that has been gaining popularity among young women in recent years. There are sporting clubs in Sydney’s East where women are flocking not only to play the sport but to create a social life.

Squash is a sport both men and women can play with equal vigour.

Simply put, it is a super high-intensity sport that involves running, jumping, and hitting a small rubber ball against a wall.

But there are reasons behind the rising popularity of squash among young women, and this trend is not limited to Sydney.

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Squash is becoming a popular sport for young women globally.

The rising popularity of squash globally among young women can be attributed to the numerous health benefits, its accessibility, the social aspect, increased media exposure and promotion through overseas educational institutions

Health Benefits

Squash is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that helps improve heart health, and overall health in every area of thebody.

It is a relatively easy full-body workout that strengthens the core, legs, and arms. You can play squash and not even realise how hard your body is actually working out.

Squash is also a very effective stress buster and helps in improving mental health as you have to focus and be 100% present as the game is so fast. It really is a form of active meditation.

Both men and women can play sport and can play together which is another reason why women play socially.

It is an Easy sport to Learn

Squash is easy to learn, and beginners can quickly pick up the basics of the game, so you don’t have to have played it for years to get into it.

Squash is an uncomplicated and simple game that involves hitting a ball against a wall, and there are no complex rules to remember.

Squash is also an affordable sport, and all you need is a racket and a ball to get started – and a team to sign up to.

Social Aspect

As mentioned above, squash is a very social sport that encourages interaction and friendship among players.

It is an excellent way to meet new people of both sexes and make new friends.

Squash clubs are very social and organize events and tournaments that bring players together, promoting a sense of community and camaraderie.

It is a way to meet people that does not involve pubs or alcohol.

Squash is an affordable sport and not difficult to learn.


Squash can be played both indoors and outdoors, making it a game that can be played all year round.

Squash is a sport that can be played at any skill level, if the players are matched correctly, making it an inclusive sport that welcomes players of all ages and abilities.

Squash is also a non-contact sport, making it a relatively injury free sprot to play for both men and women.

Increased Media Exposure

Squash has been gaining increased exposure globally in recent years due to its inclusion in major sporting events including the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

The increased exposure has led to increased interest in the sport among young women.

Professional female players like Nour El Sherbini and Raneem El Welily have become role models for young women, inspiring them to take up the sport.

Educational Institutions

Squash has been gaining popularity among young women in educational institutions such as colleges and universities.

Many colleges and universities now have squash teams and facilities on their campuses, providing opportunities for young women to get involved in the sport.

The educational institutions in America particuarly have been promoting the sport through scholarships and other incentives, encouraging more young women to take up the sport.

With more women taking up the sport, it is only a matter of time before squash becomes a mainstream sport enjoyed by people of all ages and genders.

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Renae Leith-Manos

Editor and Founder of Bondi Beauty

Renae Leith-Manos loves fitness, new beauty products, long chats and long flights. She is at her best when traveling the world writing about luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants (www.renaesworld.com.au). She has had a colourful media career as a journalist inmagazines and newspapers, in Australia and Asia. She spends her time writing, cooking, consulting to new businesses, running and working out.

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