Squash has grown in popularity enormously in the last few years at Shrewsbury and is now played by over a hundred pupils as well as by a dozen staff. The main term for squash is the Lent Term although squash is also played in the other two terms on the School’s four squash courts.
Squash is an excellent sport for developing balance, explosive movements, and coordination. Many of our pupils use Squash as a training tool for other sports, although a growing number now regard it as a sport that they take seriously. Recent Old Salopian boys who are excelling include Zahan Dastur (Universities individual finalist and number 1 at University of Edinburgh) and James Kidson (1st V player for his University). Most recently David Lau was well inside the top 50 in the world U19 whilst at Shrewsbury School.
In the Lent Term, all team players train in two squads – one for juniors up to 5th Form and a 6th Form Squad and these train and play on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The School has fixtures against Shropshire Squash Club, teachers and parents, Old Salopians, Wrekin College.
There is also the opportunity to play squash recreationally.
There is also an inter-House boys competition in the Lent Term, which is very keenly contested; each House team comprises one Third Former, one Fourth Former and two other students from any year group.
The School has forged excellent links with the Shropshire Squash Club who use the courts after 6pm every day. The Club's coaches also assist in coaching players at the School and are available for individual lessons in addition to squad sessions.