London is the birthplace of squash, with the game originating in Harrow. Squash is a fast racket sport with the ball reaching speeds of up to 170 miles per hour. Matches take place on a small indoor court, however some competitions are held in specially built outdoor glass courts.
The game is hugely popular and played in places as diverse as Pakistan, Egypt, France and Australia. It is hopeful of being included in the Olympics from 2016.
Top players require good levels of cardio fitness and hand eye co-ordination.
England Squash and Racketball is the body responsible for developing both sports. It comprises 38 county associations, approximately one thousand clubs and 50 thousand individual memebers aged from 8 to 80.