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The history of squash

1581
First known reference to a 'rebounding-ball game' made by an English schoolmaster

1830
Squash invented in Harrow school

1864
First four squash courts constructed at Harrow School

1901
Eustace Miles writes the first book on squash

1907
United States Squash Racquets Association formed

1911
Canadian Squash Racquets Association formed

1912
First professional squash championship held in England

1913
First squash courts in Australia established at the Melbourne Club, Victoria

1922
First Women's British Open played

1926
Current scoring system adopted

1928
Squash Rackets Association formed in England

1933
Egyptian FD Amr Bey wins the first of his five British Open Championships

1934
Squash Rackets Association of Australia (SRAA) founded

1966
International Squash Rackets Association (ISRF) formed

1985
ISRF amalgamated with the Women's International Squash Federation

1992
ISRF changes name to World Squash Federation (WSF)

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