The RULES of SquashAt times squash seems a simple game. Get on court, run after the ball, hit it where your opponent can’t get it.But there’s a bit more to it than that.
This section gives you access to the full rules of the game, plus simplified versions, analyses and additional rules resources.
You don’t have to learn it all by heart, but a basic knowledge of the rules is essential, so for newcomers start with the abbreviated rulesand work your way down the list until you’re an expert!
the MOST COMMON questions, and some basics:
- the lines, and anything else around the court (roof, lights etc) are OUT
- yes, you can do a ‘tennis’ or overarm serve
- the serve must hit the front wall first, but can hit any other walls, as long as it lands in the opposite back corner (and yes, you can volley it)
- in essence, if your swing is impeded it’s a let, if your swing is prevented it’s a stroke
- it’s up to you to get out of the way, if you don’t it’s a stroke (simplified version!)
The Interference Line of Thinking …
< Refereeing is a thankless but necessary task. It always helps to know the rules, and to use the correct calls, but the real 'nitty-gritty' is what you do when one of the players appeals for a let. Below is a summary of the thought process a referee should go through when asked 'Let Please‘…