Squash Game Rules
Lucky for you, Squash game rules aren't all that difficult to learn. Now, applying Squash game rules and excelling at the sport is something different entirely. For those of you that have never played Squash, it's a great way to get into shape. Because of the dimensions of the Squash court, you'll be spending the entire time running after that little blue ball. There is no time for rest. But, before you can play a game of Squash, you'd better learn the Squash game rules, or the games wont last very long at all. So, here are the rules for a game of Squash.
- Understanding the court. The squash court is, in essence, an enclosed box like area. The two side walls are in play but above the line is out of bounds. The green bar at the far wall is like the net of a tennis court. You can't hit the ball in that area. The ball has to go over the service line. The "T" is the dividing line for you and your opponent. You can't cross that "T" while serving. As a mater of fact, you have to serve from your respective service box. Now that you understand the court, it's time to learn the rules.
- Serving. The winner of the toss (spinning the racket, or flipping a coin) gets to decide from which side to serve. The server can hit the ball to hit any combinations of the walls, just as long as the ball hits the back wall first, above the service line, before touching the ground. There are no do overs like in tennis. You get one shot. The server needs to keep at least one foot in the server box while serving.
- The receiver. The receiver can stand anywhere as long as he or she doesn't interfere with the shot hitting that back wall. You'll set up in the best place to return the serve, obviously. Reading the serve will take a little practice.
- The exchange of shots. As long as the ball doesn't hit the ground twice, doesn't hit the nineteen inch tin at the bottom of the back wall, or hit out of bounds, it remains in play. You hit it, then your opponent must hit it to keep the ball in play. You can't interfere with your opponents shot at the ball.
- Scoring. Most games are played to eleven, though you can play to nine if you're into the English style of play. You score regardless if you're the one serving or not. You play the best out of five games.