The survey, commissioned by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association and shared with the PST (Pro Squash Tour) reveals a dramatic increase in playing numbers, up from 612,000 in 2007.
Highlights from the report include the following figures:
Total number of players (regular and occasional): 1,112,000
Male players: 674,000
The biggest group highlighted in the report is 725,000 “casual” players, who play between 1-7 times a year.
There are 290,000 “frequent” squash players who get on court more than 15 times a year.
There are 1,112,000 Squash participants in the U.S.
There are 387,000 core (8+/year) Squash participants in the U.S.
61% of all Squash participants and 56% of core (8+/year) Squash participants are male.
64% of all Squash participants and 60% of core (8+/year) Squash participants are between ages 25 to 44.
41% of all Squash participants have a household income of under $75,000 per year.
68% of all Squash participants reside in a market size of 2,000,000+.
69% of all Squash participants have a college degree or higher.
48% of all Squash participants also play badminton, 41% play bowling, and 51% play racquetball.
For full report, please visit: http://www.prosquashtour.net/