Pop Up Squash/Racquetball Shop
Inflatable Pop-Up Squash Court
Want to promote your club at an up-coming event and get exposure? The inflatable pop-up squash court is a fantastic way to advertise your club at a university open day, school fair or regional event. This is a great resource that has been made available to all clubs and centres in Victoria!
To book this inflatable court please email the booking request form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: There is no hiring charge. However, we ask that you organise and facilitate the transport of the court to and from your venue within the time of your booking.
Dimensions of the court are 5m x 4m x 2m. It is recommended that a clear space of 1m is left around all sides of the court. The blower operates off a standard 240 volt power point. It is recommended that the inflatable is not used outdoors during inclement weather (the court does not have the facility to be pegged into position).
Squash & Racquetball Victoria announced the arrival of ‘Pop Up Squash’ to Australia in May 2016. Based on an initiative introduced in the UK in 2013, S&RV teamed up with Eastland Shopping Centre to transform an empty retail space within the shopping centre into a temporary street squash court.
The Pop Up Squash shop was the first of its kind in Australia and aimed at engaging people in physical activity and boosting the profile of both squash and racquetball by bringing the respective sports to the people.
Major shopping centres attract a wide-ranging demographic and the Pop Up provides an outlet for shoppers to engage in physical activity. The emphasis is on introducing them to a fun and easy pathway into more regular activity and raising awareness of the health and social benefits that squash and racquetball provide.
Squash is the perfect sport to put in the 'shop window’. As it is played on courts not much bigger than the standard shop layout, the experience of picking up a racquet and having a go without the pressure of competition provides the public with a real feel for how much fun the activity can be.
The initiative was funded through VicHealth’s Innovation Challenge grant.