Something about squash rules

Squash is a sport played inside a room with one to four persons using racquet and a rubber ball. The game consists of bouncing a ball at different speeds through a racquet against the wall avoiding the floor.

Main principles:

There are two main principles about squash rules that are essential for equal play: the first one is safety the players must be aware to not take dangerous actions to harm the opponent, and the fair play like in other sports you need to be honest with your play.

Official squash rules

The official regulations consist of 45 letter-sized pages, which are often difficult to interpret. But it is important to understand at least some basic concepts:


It is not recommended to play with green or blue balls since your ball is excessive and difficult to control, then the game becomes dangerous. The official ball is black with two yellow dots.


At the beginning of the game the random service is drawn; Instead of using a coin, a racket will be spun, as a spinning top or “pirinola”. The winner of the Sweepstakes will choose from which area it will serve. The service area is a square painted on the floor, which is called a “service box”. When the server wins a point, it should alternate from the service box

The game:

Once the service is done, both players alternate to return the ball. The player who can’t make a good return loses the point. The points are added, even if you are not the one to perform the service.

Good return: It is considered good if you hit the ball before you give 2 pots on the floor, that is; It can be returned from volley or bounce. The ball should be directed towards the front wall (front) and above the 48cm Line (sheet).

Bad return: It is considered bad when: a ball hits the plate, ceiling, lamps or another area outside the boundary line, when the ball touches the boundary line (including in the service) and if the ball makes 2 or more contacts with the racket (haul).


The current system is set to 11 points closed, except when 10 equals, will raise 2 points more until someone wins by 2 points of difference. The winner of the match will be the one who wins 2 of 3 sets or 3 of 5 sets, according to the competition system.


The player who commits interference loses the point. To avoid interference, accordingly with golf rules, the opponent must make every effort to give the player direct and free access to the ball, freedom to hit the ball with a reasonable shift of the racquet.

Turn (LET):

 It means the repetition of the point. The referee will allow a return if: The player desists from hitting the ball because of a reasonable fear of hurting his opponent.

Do not return (do not LET):

It is not turned when: the interference is minimal, or when the obstructed player was far from making a good return. Conduct: If a player has an anti-sport attitude, the referee will penalize, depending on the severity of the offense; Reprimand, points against, set or match given to your opponent.

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