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The sport of squash started in the late sixteenth century and is mostdirectly descended from the game of racquets from England Squash ismost often compared to the sport most Americans know as racquetball Squash is played on an indoor court that has 4 walls that are 21 feetwide and 31 feet long It is played with a dead rubber ball the size ofa golf ball 20 million people play squash in over 180 countries Squash was voted by Forbes Magazine as the worlds healthiest sportin recognition of the fact that it provides a thoroughly modern andpotentially competitive effective workout in minimal time and spaceForbes 2003 In this paper we are going to explore the PhilosophyMotor Behavior Biomechanics and the Physiology of the sport of squashspecifically through my lens as a squash coach to students of all ages PhilosophyI have been playing squash for over 20 years and coaching squash for 15years Squash is high on the list as one of the most physical sports inthe world Along with the high level of physical output the sportrequires a strong sense of honesty and is known as a gentlemens game At the recreational level there are no referees and the sport relies onhonest score keeping honest interpretation of the rules with lets andstrokes as well as calling your own ball out or down Most importantlyyou are also responsible for your opponents safety since you play invery close quarters Junior squash is one of the fastest growing areas with participationin US SQUASH junior events increasing more than 400 in the sameperiod Kevin Klipstein Junior competition with a new point systemis being used as a tool to help students enter top-level universitiesthrough squash This is adding a new stress to junior players andunfortunately causing parents and players to behave inappropriately Parents that behave inappropriately by using foul language encouragingfoul play or interfering with match play are given warnings and can
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