Squash Plus has a vision to raise the profile of the sport and make squash accessible to more people, specifically to children. At the centre of squash’s problems is the perception that many facilities are uninspiring places and are often poorly maintained. The dynamism of the game is not reflected in the places where it is played.
During the pandemic the sport’s reputation suffered further and what was recently thought of as one of the world’s healthiest sports became considered a high-risk activity simply because it is played indoors and in very enclosed spaces. Our challenge is to transform the image of squash courts and make them attractive in a post-pandemic era. We’re working on two complementary concepts: first, a low cost court with a simple canopy which provides enough protection to ensure use in a variety of climates and weather conditions. We will be refining our specification later in 2021 with the benefit of trialling numerous materials at our R&D court. Second, we have engaged HETA architects in London who are designing a series of elegant hi-tech pavilion structures for sites that demand a high level of architecture. For some years temporary glass courts have been put up in landmark venues such as in front of the Pyramids of Giza for elite tournaments. The time has now come for permanent courts to be built outside which will give the sport the exposure it really needs whilst delivering increased health benefits to players.
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