Sport of Squash – The World Scene
In its early days international Squash was controlled by the Squash Rackets Association of England and the United States Squash Rackets Association, but in 1966 representatives of the sport from Australia, Great Britain, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, USA, Canada and the United Arab Republic met in London and agreed to form the International Squash Rackets Association (ISRF), the first meeting of which was held on 5 January 1967.
The ISRF continued to thrive and was amalgamated with the Women’s International Squash Federation in 1985. In 1992 the name of the Federation was changed to the World Squash Federation (WSF), finally recognising that the sport had been universally referred to simply as “Squash”, rather than “Squash Rackets”, for most of its existence.
Squash is played in more than 185 countries, on nearly 50000 courts, and the WSF now has 147 Squash playing National Associations in membership. It is the sole International Federation for the sport, as recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and maintains responsibility for the Rules of the Game, Court and Equipment Specifications, Refereeing and Coaching. The WSF maintains a World Calendar of events, organises and promotes World Championships for Men, Women, Junior Men, Junior Women and Masters age groups in both singles and doubles Squash; and leads its Member Nations in programmes for the development of the sport.
Squash has been played for over 140 years, grown sensationally in the last forty and is now poised to become one of the largest and best loved of all sports.
In the Cayman Islands
The first squash courts (two) were built was at the Downtowner Club in 1976. Over the years, squash grew with the build of the South Sound Squash Club in 1983 (now housing 7 courts) and Kings Sports Center in 1999 adding two more courts in the Cayman Islands.
CINSA’s role is to promote the game of squash at a junior, national and international level for as many players as we can, from players of all ages from all over the world who now reside in the Cayman Islands.
We look forward to making the game of squash a leading sport in Cayman. See you on court!