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Squash Rules for Beginners

Beginners can learn to play squash game rules like an ace. This section serves up all the basic squash rules and regulations for scoring.

SQUASH RULES UK: Check out the match winning tactics of the fast-moving indoor court game.

All the rudimentary and basic squash rules for beginners get listed below. Newcomers and novices will this simple guide an easy-to-follow overview.

The popular racket sport was originally known as 'Squash Racquets' game. It first began in the 19th century with its birthplace credited to the Harrow School in London.

UK Squash & Racketball in Manchester currently regulate the rules for squash in the modern game.

The official rule book gets approved and overseen by the World Squash Federation. The WSF Official Rule Book is also available with a PFD download option.

A competitive squash game requires skill and a quick turn of speed. Not to mention oodles of agility and supreme fitness.

For Example: Squash ball speeds can reach 170mph. The most energetic of players often burn off around 1000 calories an hour.

Basic Rules of Playing Squash GameSquash Rules and Regulations

Aim of Playing Squash Game

There is one basic principle of squash game rules. That is to continue hitting the squash ball against the front wall until your opponent fails to return it to you.

Match warm-ups take place immediately preceding the start of play - usually in the court. But, the warming-up periods should not exceed five minutes.

The Basic Rules for Squash Equipment

Each player (two in total) will use their own squash racket. Rackets are usually made of composite material such as graphite or Kevlar. They will play using one rubber ball (unless it bursts and needs replacing).

Squash Rules and Regulations for BeginnersThe ball speed characteristics and colouring differs according to player standard:

Squash Serve Rules

Squash Rules for 'Let' Regulation

Basic Squash Rules in General Play

Scoring Rules in Squash

Squash scoring rules allow matches to get played to the best of either 3 or 5 games. The number of games is usually determined by the competition organizer.

In the British system, if the player receiving the serve wins a rally, the score does not change. But, he or she becomes the server (i.e. you can only score points when you are serving).

A player must reach nine points to win a game and by 2 clear points if the game score gets tied at 10-10.

Game Points and Strokes:

According to the basic rules of squash a player wins a stroke if:

Basic Rules of Squash Tactics

Try to make your opponent do the majority of the running. Dominating the 'T' area (where the middle line intersects the front line) is one of the best ways to win a game of squash.

Your opponent has less chance of reaching the ball if you keep your shots low. The back two corners are the most important areas on a squash court.

Winning a Game of Squash

You win the game when you reach the required amounts of sets. Players should agree the number of sets before the start of the match. The majority of squash games play to the best of 5 games. So, the first player to reach that number would be the winner.

Advanced UK Squash Rules for Beginners

Start Playing Squash

Squash games are hugely popular in the United Kingdom. Thousands of sports clubs entertain players and fans across the country. The basic squash equipment you need is not too expensive.

Even youngsters are learning how to play the game in their version called Mini Squash. You need a pair of indoor trainers, a squash racket, and a ball. Then you can get yourself booked on a local court and find out how easy it is to start playing squash.

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