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could have reproduced the rules as per the Squash Raquets Association,
but as we found them rather technical and boring to read, we thought
we'd just provide a guide to the aspects of the squash that are
most often the cause of uncertainty and discussion.
are generally the best of 5 games
British scoring, the game is won by the player who scores 9
point unless the score is 8-all, in which case the non-serving
player shall chose whether to decide the game with the next
one or next two points.
can only be scored by the server
service is decided on the spin of a racket and the server serves
until he loses a point
return is good if the ball bounces once and then is returned by
the striker to the wall above the board, without first touching
the floor, either player or their racquets or clothing.
A Let is given is a player would have been able to get to the
play in the absence of interference from his opponent. The point
is played again with the same server serving the ball.
Let will be called if:
player would not have got to the ball in time
the player did not demonstrate sufficiently that he could have
got the ball
the player attempted the shot and then missed it (unless he
is obstructed by his opponent in his backswing)
The point is awarded if :
the striker was in a winning position and his opponent prevented
him from getting to the ball.
the striker's opponent had not made enough effort to clear out
of the way
Hitting an Opponent with the Ball
The striker wins the point if the ball would have hit the front
wall first and been up but unfortunately hit his opponent (ouch!).
If the ball would have hit the side wall first it is a let. Obviously,
or maybe not to the more malicious squash player you should avoid
playing playing the ball if you think you will hit your opponent.
The ref should smile kindly and award you either the let or stroke.