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Tennis v Squash

We use the ratings from users of this site to compare two sports. To add your own rating, see the factors of success for Tennis and Squash. By comparing the current ratings for each component of athleticism, we can see which one is considered more important.

For each of the factors below, people have rated them between 1 for not important up to 5 very important.

As you can see, although there are some similarities between the two sports, people have rated differently for many of these factors. What is the most important factor for one sport may not necessarily be the most important for the other.

This comparison will determine which sport requires a greater level of all-round athleticism. The winner is based on head to head comparisons on a number of important factors of success in sport, as rated by you (see how the winners are calculated).

See how each factor compares in the table below. Squash is currently winning (September 2022) on many of the factors, with only strength and power more highly rated for tennis.

Factors that are rated higher for squash include aerobic endurance, reaction time, tactics and some of the psychological factors. Most others are too close to call. As the rating is ongoing, the comparison may change over time.

Factors of Success Tennis Squash leader
Body Size and Composition Body size includes height, lengths and girths. Composition refers to the distribution of muscle and fat in the body.
Aerobic Endurance also known as cardiovascular fitness and stamina, is the ability to exercise continuously for extended periods without tiring
Strength & Power Strength is the ability to exert a maximal force, and Power is to do this in as short a time as possible, as in accelerating, jumping and throwing implements.
Speed / Quickness the ability to move quickly across the ground or move limbs rapidly to grab or throw
Flexibility the capacity of a joint to move through its full range of motion, which is important for execution of the techniques of sports
Agility the ability to quickly change body position or direction of the body
Balance & Coordination the ability to stay upright or stay in control of body movement is an important component of many sports skills
Reaction Time the ability to respond quickly to a stimulus
Analytic & Tactical Ability the ability of the mental system to evaluate and react to strategic situations (tactical ability)
Motivation & Self Confidence a motivated and focused athlete, with a level of belief in themselves, often seen as arrogance in athletes
Coping with Pressure Situations the ability to stay focused and perform up to expectations while under increasing pressure, and under changing conditions
Skill and Technique the specific skill set and technique required to be successful in a particular sport.

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