Now that the cold weather has settled why not consider taking up Squash - the perfect indoor sport. Did you know that:
Squash was invented at Harrow school in around 1830 when students discovered that it was more fun to play Rackets with a punctured ball!
Although not currently featured in the Olympics, squash is recognised as an Olympic sport and may be featured in future events
More than 20 million people play squash across over 175 countries
Many people love squash due to the variety of shots that can be played rather than a simple back-and-forth rally.
The game also has many health benefits ranging from psychological wellbeing to providing a great cardiovascular workout.
Squash is excellent for burning calories. It has been found that an adult can burn over 1,000 calories in only one hour of play!
As it is an indoor activity, squash can be enjoyed all year round unlike football or cricket which can be rained off.
More information on Barnes Squash Club and the current membership rates could be found on http://www.barnessquashclub.org/membership