Come and play Squash at King Harold Sports Centre!
Weekdays from 6pm & Weekends 8.30am – 12.30pm
We welcome players of all levels and abilities. All you need to do is find an opponent and bring your rackets and balls along. We have two courts and already have people enjoying regular squash games every week.
Have are some of the benefits of squash. Taken from the “Top 10 Benefits of Playing Squash” from Samir Becic, 4 times Number 1 Fitness Trainer in the world and Health Fitness Revolution.
Develops agility – Leaping, spinning, stopping, bending, jumping, sprinting and running are just some of the moves the body has to make in a game of squash. As such, the sport requires and fosters its players to be nimble. Doing these movements conditions squash athletes to be agile in being able to quickly stop, start, and change direction. Squash teaches quickness and equilibrium around the court, especially the power of the first explosive step and challenges speed by forcing you to move quickly while maintaining a strong and balanced position, which is required to hit a ball hard and accurately.
Compels flexibility – Since the constant movement – particularly movement outside typical range of motion – is so often required in a game of squash, your joints and ligaments are able to stretch, promoting elasticity and blood flow in the body. If you can make a save by covering a good portion of the court with a deep lunge and a stretch of your racquet, you can save yourself energy and decrease your chance of missing the ball. Constantly playing squash will improve your flexibility, ensuring your muscles get the most stretch out of every game.
Imposes strength and fitness: Playing squash helps you gain power and the ability to apply force. In this case, it’s applying the swing of your racquet to hit the ball as hard, fast and accurate as you can. The strength required in a game of squash will help you tone your legs, arms and abdomen while the cardio involved in the face-paced game of squash will also help maintain a healthy weight. Using your lower and upper body muscles at the same time paired with the intensity of stop-and-sprint movements can burn a ton of calories – an average of 500 calories in 30 minutes.
Boosts cardiovascular health: Squash has you running, jumping, leaping, and diving for the ball so your heart and lungs are working at peak efficiency. An intense game of squash will keep your heart rate up at all times, making your heart muscle stronger as more blood pumps to the brain and the rest of your body. This boost endurance and stamina as more oxygen is supplied to the muscles.
Ensures mental well-being – If you are a beginner at squash, your practice is 95% physical and 5% mental. Once physical conditioning is improved, practice becomes 95% mental and 5% physical. Instead of focusing on catching your breath and not missing the ball, you can now focus on game strategy. Concentrating on the ball, your opponent and your surroundings will boost your mental alertness and spatial awareness.
Alleviates stress – Squash acts as a wonderful stress reliever, especially after a particularly demanding day. If your’re feeling angry or frustrated about work, home life or whatever else is grinding your gears, a round of squash can help you “squash out” those negative feelings by taking out all your anger on the court as you slam the ball as hard as you can against the wall. What comes next is a feeling of satisfaction and relief as your negative energy is used up for physical energy in the game.
So what are you waiting for? Come and play Squash at King Harold Academy Sports Centre in Waltham Abbey. Play a 40 minute game for just under £9. Or you can book 10 sessions with us and get your 40 minute games for just £7.40 per game!! Don’t leave it too late, we have limited availability. Get in touch now to book your game with us!
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