The Pakistan’s Squash
Squash has been a national pastime in Pakistan for as long as one can remember. By producing such squash greats as Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan, Pakistan had put itself on the squash map. The history of squash in the country is much richer than just these two great players and it is a fascinating tale of courage and determination. This story has a sad end though for none of the current crop of squash playing youngsters anywhere near as great as the all time past greats of the sport. The way back for the sport will be difficult but achievable with a lot of hard work and struggle. Squash was apparently invented in 1830 in England. It was actually invented by schoolchildren who found that playing a game by hitting a ball against a wall with racquets was actually very enjoyable. The sport grew from there until its present form today. There was a long period of growth and change in the game from the early 1900s until the 1960s when it went through many changes and a final version was finally reached by new governing bodies that were formed; like the International Squash Rackets Association which eventually changed its name to the current World Squash Federation. Squash has become a very popular game all over the world and is played in many countries.