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World Squash Federation

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The World Squash Federation (WSF) is the international federation for squash, an indoor racket sport which was formerly called "squash rackets". The WSF is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the International Federation (IF) for squash, and is also a member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations and the Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF).

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World Squash Federation
TypeFederation of national associations
Headquarters Hastings, East Sussex, England
122 national associations
Official language
HRH Tunku Imran
Emeritus Presidents
Jahangir Khan
Zena Wooldridge
  • Sarah Fitz-Gerald
  • Karim Darwish
  • Debendranath Sarangi
  • Pablo Serna
Key people
  • CEO:
    William Louis-Marie
  • Operations Manager:
    Carol Hackett
AffiliationsAssociation of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF)

It is based in Hastings in England. As of 2021 it has 122 member federations.

The first squash court was built in England in 1865; there are now around 50,000 courts in more than 185 nations worldwide. To harness this growth and to promote and co-ordinate the sport, the International Squash Rackets Federation (ISRF) was formed in 1967, its name being changed in 1992 to the World Squash Federation (WSF).[1]