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PST report: More than a million squash players in the USA

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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A new sports industry survey reports that the USA boasts more than one million squash players.

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

Female: 438,000

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.

Squash Overview

 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/

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1 Comment

  1. Hello Alan.

    Thanks for posting this. I’d seen a summary somewhere else, so it’s good to have a more complete version.

    In a different post about the decline of squash in New York City, you mentioned that you have a Powerpoint presentation which was prepared to illustrate a similar(?) trend in London. And you offered to send it out on request.

    Well, this is a request. 🙂

    Best,

    David Hughes
    NYC

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