SQUASH IN LUXEMBOURG
Squash made its first appearance in Luxembourg during the 1960s.
Introduced by certain Luxembourgers, notably Colette Flesch and Marc Meyer, who discovered the sport in the USA.
With the help of a squash fanatic, Francis Hoogewerf, the first court was established in a warehouse in Findel which had the exact dimensions of a court. A club was formed and the inauguration of the court took place in 1972. Squash became established, and with a strong British following, a new club was formed (Squash d’Or) and four courts were built at Cloche d’Or.
FEDERATION DE SQUASH LUXEMBOURGEOISE
The “Fédération” was formed in 1973 and is affiliated with the COSL (Comité Olympique et Sportif Luxembourgeois) and international organizations ESRF (European Squash Rackets Federation) and the WSF (World Squash Federation).
The Federation is responsible for the organization of the national championships, the Luxembourg cup, ranking, licenses and organization of the national team.
In 1998, 380 men and 80 ladies were licensed with the FSL of which Luxemburgers counted for approx. 30%.
27 different nationalities were represented.