Sports spotlight | Quatsh’s favorite number is 4068

The squash association sees its sport as a fast-paced strategy game

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Sports spotlight | Quatsh’s favorite number is 4068

TU/e boasts a total of 38 student sports associations. And every one of them offers its own unique experience: from slamming aces to skimming across the water. At student sports center SSC, you get a wide range of options to choose from: gaming, jumping, running, cycling, rowing, flying, shooting, hanging, playing chess, surfing, punching and pushing. Cursor wants to put every one of these associations in the spotlight. The first question is “What is your favorite number?”

photo ESSRV Quatsh

Warming up

Quatsh’s favorite number is 4068. It’s the association number that every member knows by heart. Why? Because it’s their order number at Hubble Community Café. While sport is Quatsh’s number one priority, they can also be found at Hubble for an average of three nights a week. “We love social activities,” says Youri Smolders, chairman of ESSRV Quatsh.

Lately, Quatsh has been able to use the route between the locker room and the squash courts for both warming up and cooling down. “Due to the renovation of the Student Sports Center, we have to make a very long detour, about 400 meters I reckon, crossing the Dommel twice,” says the chairman. Another downside of the renovation is that a lot of sand is tracked onto the courts at the moment. “Oh, and by the way, one of the five squash courts is being used as a storage area. But oh well, at least it’s better than having the SSC closed for six months.”


  • Quatsh has 107 members and a quarter of them are international.
  • This is the 43rd board. It doesn’t have a slogan. “We couldn’t decide on one quickly so we just got to work as a board. At cobos (board appointment drinks parties) we do sometimes need one, but then we just make one up on the spot.”
  • There are 16 committees.
  • A good racket will cost you 60-80 €.
  • It’s 20 € to replace strings.
  • A team consists of 3 people. You can also participate in tournaments individually.
  • You need 11 points (with a two-point difference) to win the set.
  • 25 Quatsh members participated as a team in the Batavierenrace (running relay between Nijmegen and Enschede) this spring.


According to the chairman, squash can be compared to interval training. “The rallies are short and intense; it’s definitely not comparable to an endurance sport. And you have to think ahead tactically. It’s more of a fast-paced strategy game.”

The most active committees, according to Smolders, are the Qwebcie, which completely restyled the website, the Kwakcie, which is in charge of the social activities, the Snapcie, which improved the Insta account this year and the ToQo. This last committee arranges the tournament participations.

Quatsh participated with two teams and seven individuals in the Great Dutch Student Championships (GNSK) in Rotterdam on June 7. The teams came in 7th and 8th. Individually, the Quatsh members placed 6th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 23rd. However, Eindhoven did once again come out on top as the best student sports city in the Netherlands.

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