History of Squash

Squash is a racquet sport played with a hollow rubber ball. There are many lines on a squash court. The first line is an out line that runs across the top of the back wall and down the sides of the side wall. Any ball hitting outside this area is deemed out and a point is awarded to your opponent. A board runs along the bottom of the back wall which is technically the ‘net’. If the ball hits into the board then it is deemed a foul. Three feet above the board is the service line. All serves must hit above this line for it to be a legitimate serve. The back of the court is split into two rectangular sections where a player must start from before each point. A service box is in each section and a player is required to have at least one foot in whilst they serve or are waiting to receive the serve. The serving player starts the first rally by electing to serve from either the left or right service box. For a legal serve, one of the server’s feet must be in the service box, not touching any part of the service box lines, as the player strikes the ball. The ball must strike the front wall above the service line and below the out line and land in the opposite back quarter court. After the serve, the players take turns hitting the ball against the front wall, above the board and below the out line. The ball may strike the side or back walls at any time, as long as it hits below the out line. It must not hit the floor after hitting the racket and before hitting the front wall. A ball landing on either the out line or the line along the top of the board is considered to be out. After the ball hits the front wall, it is allowed to bounce once on the floor (and any number of times against the side or back walls) before a player must return it. Players may move anywhere around the court. If the server wins the point, the two players switch sides for the following point. A match is the best of five games.

Country of Origin

  • England

Popular Countries

  • Australia, Egypt, England, Pakistan, United States

2017 World Games Champion (country)

  • Singles – Germany (men), France (women)

Years Participated in The World Games

  • 5

Squash Schedule

The schedule will be posted in 2019.

Squash Results

The results will be posted in 2021.

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