A freelance writer with a passion for music, fitness and fashion.
Published October 23rd 2009
Remember when you were a kid, and you kept yourself amused by hitting a ball against a wall? Take that basic concept, move it indoors, shrink the ball and racquet and up the speed a whole lot, and you've got yourself a game of squash.
Squash is a sport can be enjoyed by just about anyone. It is popular at gyms and sport centres and makes for a good combination of fitness and socialising. It is not, however, for the faint hearted. It is a high intensity game which moves at a mile a minute. The ball needs to be hit very hard in order for it to bounce back, and the confined court space means that collisions are likely. Let's face it- any "social fitness" activity which requires protective eyeware is not to be taken lightly.
A great place to get this workout is the Thornleigh Squash Centre. With top class squash courts, this is a great place to get your heart racing on the weekend. Squash is also included with membership at most gyms, too.
Squash may sound soft, but it is a hardcore sport. It is a great way to get fit and socialise and it makes weekendly exercise seem like less of a chore. Just don't forget the goggles...