Is Squash a dying sport?

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    Feb 29, 2008 1:17 AM GMT
    I love a game of squash - but it seems to be fading from the limelight these days. In Dublin it was a big thing in the 80s and early 90s with a good few squash courts around. Now it seems theres very few.

    Is squash still popular? Doing a search on the forums here it doesnt even get a mention (though is listed on some peoples profiles).
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    Feb 29, 2008 2:56 AM GMT
    I used to play squash but that was a while ago.

    In high school 5 years back, there were only four of us doing squash in my year, and a total of ten in the whole school. Was easy to represent the school and stuff, but apart from us, no one knew what the sport was.
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    Feb 29, 2008 3:10 AM GMT
    I hope so. I know two guys that got there teeth knocked out playing it.
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    Feb 29, 2008 3:21 AM GMT
    It seems squash is less popular than raquetball, just by watching in the gym. But I prefer squash to raqueball, and I play squash every now and then during lunch hour at Club One in Oakland. It's a great cardio exercise for me.
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    Feb 29, 2008 1:59 PM GMT
    Squash was a big part of my life all through college. I had simultaneous jobs at two private social/squash clubs in Boston, and eventually picked up the sport. I've played at the UT courts here in Austin a few times as well. It's very fun, once you get past the initial frustration trying to hit a dead rubber ball against a wall. It's actually a workout, and I get more tired playing squash than racquetball.

    However, like polo, it's a bit of an elitist sport here in the USA. Perhaps all these elitist sports are slowly dying. I heard a bit of a buzz about golf in decline as well.
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    Feb 29, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX saidI heard a bit of a buzz about golf in decline as well.


    Now golf I could happily see dying off icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 07, 2008 3:56 PM GMT
    It is still alive and well in NYC.icon_biggrin.gif