Similar to tennis and badminton, squash is a descendant of jeu de paume. In the mid-19th century in London, two students at the prestigious Harrow School were waiting to play a game of rackets when they had the idea of hitting the leather ball against the walls of the school. And so squash was invented.
The creation of a soft, hollow rubber ball that could be squashed when hitting the wall is how the game got its name.
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