squash carmarthenshire leisure centres

Squash

Squash is an excellent cardiovascular workout. In one hour of squash, you could burn between 700 and 1000 calories, which is significantly more than most other sports. It's a great upper and lower body workout, using the legs as you run around court and bend and stretch for a shot and the arms and body to swing the racquet.

actif squashSquash is an indoor racquet sport, played by two or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. Squash is a fast-moving and high-impact sport that provides an excellent cardiovascular workout but can place strain on the joints, especially the knees.

Although you need a partner to play squash, many squash centres and clubs offer friendly tournaments and games where you can meet and compete with other squash players.

Suitable for all ages, squash is a game that can be played at any age. It is easy to learn and there are modified games and equipment to suit every size and skill level. Squash can be played for leisure or as a competitive sport.

Health benefits: Squash is a strenuous sport, in which a player can use a lot more energy than most other sports. Squash helps to; improve cardiovascular health; a game of squash will see you running, leaping and diving for the ball; increase strength and fitness; maintain a healthy weight; increase flexibility and strength in the back; promote good coordination, agility and flexibility; build hand–eye coordination.

Other benefits: Squash also has many other benefits including; improved general and psychological wellbeing; greater self-confidence and self-esteem; better social skills and an opportunity to make new friends; improved concentration; stress release; all weather activity – as it’s an indoor sport, weather conditions don’t prevent you from playing.

Equipment is available for hire from our venues so you don't even need your own kit.

  • Classes
  • Clubs
  • Charges

Individual sites organise various junior activity courses for children including Squash. It is best to contact each site to confirm class times,dates and cost.

Junior Squash Coaching
Sat, 9.30am @ Carmarthen LC (beginners 7-16yrs) £3 per session
Sat, 10.30am @ Carmarthen LC (improvers 7-16yrs) £4 per session
Sat, 9am - 1.00pm @ Llanelli LC Junior Squash Club

Here is a list of squash clubs at Actif Sir Gâr's leisure centres:

Carmarthen Squash Club
Carmarthen Leisure Centre

Llanelli Junior Squash Club
Llanelli Leisure Centre

Teify Valley Squash Club

Have you thought about setting up your own club?
Club Booking Form

To find out more about squash try viewing the national governing body's website: Squash Wales

Online bookings are available for this activity. Please click on the online booking button to check availability...

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To confirm available times for non members please ring:

Carmarthen Leisure Centre
Tel: 01267 224700

Llanelli Leisure Centre
Tel: 01554 774757

Amman Valley Leisure Centre
Tel: 01269 594517

Newcastle Emlyn Leisure Centre
Tel: 01267 224731

St Clears Leisure Centre
Tel: 01994 231253

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