Playing squash is about more than just getting a great work out; it's an opportunity to have one-on-one conversations.
I enjoy playing hard (even when I get my butt kicked) and then catching up about life during water breaks and as we walk home from the gym. In many ways, a game of squash serves the same purpose as "grabbing coffee," with built-in ways to congratulate and make fun of each other about plays from the game. On top of that, rematches are a great reason to get together on a regular basis.
I'm going to try to move away from "coffee dates," especially while the weather is good. I'd prefer to go for a walk or play a game of squash to hear stories from summer vacation. Hopefully, I can make this happen as people arrive back to campus.