How to play
Below are a couple of good sites that will explain all the basics of squash:
The rules for both squash and squash 57 are almost identical, and to put them simply, you hit a ball against a wall! It’s as easy as that.
- Full singles rules – http://www.worldsquash.org/rules-of-squash-2/
- Full doubles rules – http://www.worldsquash.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/150101_Doubles-Rules-Final.pdf
- Squash 57 – http://www.worldsquash.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/170126_Squash-57-Standard-Rules.pdf
- Rules – Frequently asked Questions – http://www.worldsquash.org/rules-questions/
Get to grips with the jargon
Here’s a quick run through on some of the common terms used in squash and squash 57:
- Serve – starting a rally by hitting the ball (underarm or overarm) against the front wall.Let – if your swing is impeded by your opponent, a let is called and neither player wins a point.Stroke – if your swing is prevented by your opponent, a stroke is called and you win the point.
- Out line – the line running around the top of the court. If the ball hits the red line that marks the top of the court then it’s out. Service line – the line on the front wall in between the tin and out lines.
- Tin – area below the lowest red line on the front wall. If the ball hits this line or below then it’s out.
- The T – the T shape in the middle of the court where the lines meet.