Hamburg Squash Association
|Hamburger Squash Verband eV (HHSV)|
|Place of foundation||Hamburg|
The Hamburg Squash Association (HHSV) is one of twelve regional associations of the German Squash Association .
The HHSV acts as the umbrella organization for all squash clubs in Hamburg . After the squash boom in the 1970s and 1980s, membership fell sharply. While there were over 40 squash courts in and around Hamburg in the 1990s, there are only ten left today. For some years now, however, the associations in the regional association have managed to maintain their membership numbers or even to increase them slightly. In the sports facility in Hamburg-Stellingen , the capacity was even expanded from 13 to 15 courts.
The HHSV has been running a joint league operation with the Schleswig-Holstein state association SVSH since the 1990s. The highest common league here is the regional league . This is followed by a joint upper league and a joint association league . The regional league is only formed from clubs from Hamburg. From the 2016/2017 season, a district league was formed as the lowest division .
The regional association currently has nine clubs: The Hamburger Squash Rackets Club, Hanse Squash, Kaifu Ritter, Kaifu Lodge, Squash Club Altona, 1st Squash Club Bergedorf, Squash Team Öjendorf, Sportwerk Hamburg Walddörfer and the TC Racket Inn Hamburg.
The HHSV had its most successful years in the 1980s: With Squashland Jenfeld, Hamburger SC and DHSRC, the championship in the men's 1st squash Bundesliga was won in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987 and 1988 . In the women's case, RC Schenefeld succeeded in doing this in 1982, 1983 and 1984. HHSV has been represented in the Bundesliga with the Sportwerk Hamburg Walddörfer club since the 2014/2015 season.
In the 1970s and 1980s, a number of Hamburg players were very successful. With Ronny Rothenberger , Conny Hasselbach , Carol Martini and Michael Ehlers, the HHSV provided the German single champion several times .