Squash historians allege that the game of squash was invented at the Harrow School in England around 1830. The first squash courts in Canada were built in 1904 at the St. John's Tennis Club in Newfoundland. It wasn't until 1922 that international competition commenced at the Lapham Cup between the US and Canada. Today squash is played at all major regional games and it is apparent that the game of squash has been gaining momentum over the last century with over 119 nations now members of the World Squash Federation.
Squash is a racquet sport played with a specially designed racquet and rubber ball in a four-walled, enclosed court. Matches can take place either between two single competitors, or teams of two, although the Canada Games competition only involves singles matches.
Squash was first introduced as a medal sport at the 1991 Canada Winter Games.