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SquashWise helps students think outside the box

SquashWise helps students think outside the box

The students of SquashWise have spent years dispelling the myth that they mindlessly bounce a ball against a wall for hours or are interacting with a fruit. They've attempted to describe the little-known sport in universal terms such as "tennis in a box." Some simply say "Google it."

But really to explain their journeys through SquashWise, students say, is to explore how stepping onto a 21-by-32-foot court has opened up a new world to them.

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