Regional & National
British Colleges Sport runs Regional and National squash events
- Men's singles
FE Colleges have the opportunity to represent their region in the
National Championships run by British Colleges Sport. Please
- our micro site which covers all things in relation to our
Regional and National championships events.
THE ORIGINS OF SQUASH
The game of squash was
developed based on other pre-existing racquet sports, especially
racquets and fives, a set of sports played predominantly by
boarders at British independent schools.
Squash itself was developed at one of these schools, London's
Harrow School, in the early 19th century, when the boys noted that
puncturing a racquets' ball caused it to squash when hitting the
wall, allowing a greater variety of shots.
By the end of the century it had spread to Britain's other private
schools as well as Oxford and Cambridge universities.
In 1908 a squash sub-committee of the Tennis and Rackets
Association was formed to regulate the sport, followed in 1928 by
the British Squash Rackets Association
For further information visit the World Squash Federation.