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10-08-2010 15:33 BJT

Squash was invented at Harrow School, England, around 1830 and grew gradually until the 1960s, when it suddenly exploded in popularity worldwide.

Squash is now played in 150 countries worldwide. The reason for the dramatic growth is easily explained: squash is a sport which combines fitness, fun and competition.Squash is played by two players on an enclosed court with a floor area of 9.75 metres by 6.4 metres.

The players strike the ball alternately on to the front wall. Players can hit the ball directly to the front wall or use the sidewalls and rear wall to create subtle winning shots. Play starts with a service and continues until one player cannot return the ball correctly before it has bounced twice on the floor.

Squash became an official Asian Games sport in the 13th Asian Games in 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: GAGOC

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