Squash - How to play?
In this chapter, we will discuss the procedures for playing Squash.
Squash - Service
Initially, players spin a racket to decide who serves first. After that, the player begins the match by choosing to serve from the left or right side service boxes that are present in the back half. For legal service, a player's feet must touch one of these service boxes, not part of the service box lines when hitting the ball.
After hitting the ball, it must strike between the rim and the service line on the front wall and it must land in the opposite back quarter of the court. The receiving player can choose to steal the ball once it hits the front wall. If the server wins the point, both players exchange places for the next point.
Squash - After the serve
After the serve, the playershit the ball alternately on the front wall, above the tin and below the outline. After hitting the ball with the racquet, it should not touch the ground before hitting the front wall. A ball hitting above or on the contour or the line between the top of the tin is considered to be out. After a ball hits the front wall, it is allowed to bounce once before a player must return it. Players are allowed to move anywhere on the field but accidental or deliberate obstructions to players are prohibited.
A rally or shootout ends, if
the ball bounces twice on the ground before being hit by the player.
the ball hits the tin in the front wall after being hit by one of the players.
the ball hits outside the contours of one of the walls.
one of the players is accidentally ordeliberately hampered by the opposing player.
Squash - Notation
Squash ha s scoring system have evolved over time. The original notation was known as English notation or distribution notation . According to this rule, if a server wins a rally he gets a point, but if the returner wins the rally only the serve will be changed, which is also called when the ball is dealt but no point is given. to no one. The first player to earn nine points wins the match. The player who wins eight points first decides whether the match will be played up to nine points (set one) or up to ten points (set two).
The current official scoring system is known as point -a rally score (PARS). In the case of the PARS system, the player who wins the rally gets the points whether he is a server or a returner. The match is played at 11 points, but unlike the English score, here the player must win by two points, that is to sayThis means that even if the score reaches 10-10, it continues until one of the players leads by two points.
The height of the tin is reduced by two inches and PARS up to 11 points is allowed in all competitions , men or women. In the case of women's professional tournaments, they started using the PARS rule since July 2008, while the height of the tin remains the same in the case of women's professional tournaments. The American scoring system is another scoring system which is very similar to PARS at 11 but the match is played at 15 points. Competitions are played best of five, i.e. players who win more than five matches will be the winners.