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Squash is a racquet sport that was formerly called squash racquets, a reference to the "squashable" soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball used in its parent game Racquets (or rackets; see below)). The game is played by two players (or four players for doubles) with "standard" rackets in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. Squash is characterized as a "high-impact" exercise that can place strain on the joints, notably the knees.

Squash is recognized by the IOC and remains in contention for incorporation in a future Olympic program. Squash narrowly missed being instated for the 2012 London Games. It is again up for consideration for the 2016 Summer Games along with baseball, softball, rugby, golf, and roller sports. Up to two sports will be added to the Olympic program which will be decided at the IOC assembly in October 2009. Currently there is a 28-sport ceiling and 26 sports are guaranteed to be included in the 2016 Summer Games. Squash has kicked off their bid at the 2008 Hi-Tec World Championships with Jahangir Khan, President of the World Squash Federation, leading the way. (Credit: Wikipedia)

Chinese Squash Association

Founded: 1999

Headquarters: Beijing

WSF Member since:

Presient: YANG Jianzhong

Secretary-General: PENG Ning

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