Squash racquets in hand and ball in play,
Athletes move in their wonderful way,
Estimating angles and trajectories,
Outmaneuvering opponents with optimal efficiencies.
The court, a rectangular box of defined dimensions,
A perfect place for competitive intentions,
A sport for sweating over trigonometry,
With tactics that require aroused autonomy.
The velocity of the ball, a vector in our game,
Relative to the force of the stroke and your aim,
Players anticipate heuristically,
And then chase it down so gleefully.
The discrete scoring system, a counters delight,
Points earned with each rally, a strategic fight,
Tallying up the integers accurately,
Officials’ record the contested victory.
So let us celebrate our sport of squash,
Where physics and fitness gracefully smash
Into shots selected by disguised statisticians,
A testimony to all human movement mathematicians.
by David Jarvis March 2023.
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