How to Play
Basic squash rules are as follows:
There are slight variations between International rules and Local rules as outlined below.
- International rules – the first to 15 points wins the game, and the first to 3 games wins the match.
- Local rules – the first to 9 points wins the game, and the first to 3 games wins the match.
The server stands with one foot in the service box, hits the ball directly to the front wall. The ball must rebound, after striking the front wall, into the quarter court, opposite the box which it was served, on the full. The server alternates service from left to right and so on.
The receiver stands anywhere between the short line and the back wall and strikes the ball so that it returns to the front wall. The ball must not hit the tin, hit the opponent, go ‘out of court’ or touch the floor before it reaches the front wall.
Each player strikes the ball alternately until the ball is either ‘out’ or ‘not good’.
- International rules – The winner of that rally scores a point and serves the next rally.
- Local rules – If the server wins the rally they score a point and serves the next rally. If the receiver wins the rally then they win the right to serve and serves the next rally.
It is compulsory for players under 19 to wear eye protection. For adults, it is advisable to wear eye protection, but not compulsory.
Dunlop eye protection can be purchased from reception.