(also, more formally, squash racquets or squash-rackets) is a racket and ball
sport played by two players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber
ball. The players alternate in striking the ball with their rackets onto the
playable surfaces of the four walls of the court. The objective of the game is
to hit the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid
return. There are about 20 million people who play squash regularly world-wide
in over 185 countries.The governing body of Squash, the World Squash Federation
(WSF), is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), but the
sport is not part of the Olympic Games, despite a number of applications.
Supporters continue to lobby for its incorporation in a future Olympic program.