Squash is one of the most athletic sports in the world. Beyond just being great fun, new benefits of the game are discovered every day.
A Forbes magazine study in 2003 indicated that squash was the healthiest sport in the world . In one hour of squash, a player can expend between 600 to 1000 calories. Squash is affordable, easy to play, accessible, builds muscular strength and endurance, and is an excellent cardiovascular workout.
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There are many governing squash organizations throughout the world. Listed below are some of the organizations pertinent to the ODSA.
Squash Ontario is the recognized governing body for the sport in the Province of Ontario. It is a non-profit organization, founded in 1976 and since that time, has grown into one of the most effective and respected squash associations in the world.
The ODSA encourages you to become a member of Squash Ontario.
Visit Squash Ontario for more information.
Squash Canada is a non-profit, national sport association responsible for the development of athletes, coaches and officials. Founded in 1915, Squash Canada sets the Canadian standards for squash and works with partners to promote the growth and development of the sport across the country.
Visit Squash Canada for more information.
World Squash Federation (WSF)
The first squash court was built in England in 1864; there are now around 50,000 courts in more than 185 nations worldwide. To harness this growth and to promote and co-ordinate the sport, the International Squash Rackets Federation (ISRF) was formed in 1967, its name being changed in 1992 to the World Squash Federation (WSF).
Visit World Squash Federation for more information.
Professional Squash Association (PSA)
An affiliate of the World Squash Federation (WSF), the Professional Squash Association (PSA) is the global governing body responsible for the administration of both men’s and women’s professional squash around the world.
Visit PSA World Tour for more information.