What is squash sport?
Before getting into any further details, it is very important to learn what squash sport actually is and what are the basics of this game.
What is Squash Sport?
Squash sport is played in an indoor court, the purpose of squash is to make a small rubber ball bounce two times on the floor before the challenger can hit it back. So, yes squash is played by multi-players. Even Though you can play doubles, as a three, or even with dozens of people on the court at the same time in three-quarter games.
In this particular game, you have to be exceptionally quick to get to the rubber ball but you also have to be extremely patient to keep getting that ball back again and again, especially when it can travel as fast as 270kmh.
Apart from being physically fit, you also have to be as smart as a chess player, evaluating up your shot options, the positioning of your challenger, and much more, and that all in a second.
There are some basic rules for bouncing the ball, like the ball can hit the front wall immediately or it can hit the sidewall or the back wall prior to hitting the front wall, but it always has to hit the front wall before the floor. In that way, you can hit the ball across the walls in all kinds of patterns to trick your foe.
Squash balls come in various sizes and different colors, they are all designed to help you choose the right ball to suit your level of play and fitness and eventually, to help you level up your play game.
In squash, the different colored balls (whether totally different in color or just using different colored dots) are designed to bounce differently and behave differently in particular circumstances.
Squash balls are unique as one of the most truly unique elements in the worldwide domain of sport. At room temperature, a professional-grade squash ball hardly bounces, but once warmed, whether, through mechanical or physical means, they bounce a lot, over twice as much as in their original state.
There is a huge range of squash balls in the market and everyone chose them according to their needs and ease, let us see the complete guide about squash balls…\
-Professional / 2-Dot
-Competition / Intermediate / Yellow-Dot
-Progress / Improver / Red-Dot
-Intro / Beginner / Blue-Dot
Health benefits of playing squash sport
There are many health benefits of playing squash such as…
- Everybody and anybody can play squash
- Healthiest sport for cardiovascular health
- Strength and fitness
- Playable all year round
- Good for mental health
- Improves self-confidence
- Boosts hand and eye coordination
- Helps cultivate social skills
- Learning how to win
Read More: 9 Health Benefits of Playing Squash
How to play squash?
- Getting the proper equipment
- Choosing a squash court
- Learning the rules
- Learning to hold a racket correct
- Hitting a ball
- Forehand and backhand strokes
- Practice hitting off the side walls
- Learning the tactics
- Learning to vary your speed and direction
- Holding the ground on the court
- Learning the “let” rule
- Having a partner as an opponent
The court of squash is a playing area that is bordered by four walls. On the ground or surface of the court, there is a front line that separates the front and back of the court. There is a half-line at the backside of the court which separates the backside into left-back and right backsides so create three portions, that are:
- The front half
- The back-left quarter
- The back right quarters.
Both back boxes contain smaller service boxes. The surface markings are only applicable during the serves.
The squash court is 9.75-meter-long and 6.4 m in width. The height of the court is 5.64 m from the court surface. The amount of light suggested is 500 Lux. Based on guidelines and rules, the walls must be plane when verticality and straightness is concerned. In the case of glass designs on the ground, 12 mm glasses must be used as back walls because of security purposes.
There are total four walls in the squash court out of which the front wall contains three parallel lines and has the largest playing surface while in case of the back wall, which has the entrance to the court, has the smallest playing surface. The outlines run on the top of the front wall descending around the side walls to the back wall. There are no other markings on the side or back wall.
Shots that hit on or above the outlines in any of the walls are believed out. In the case of the front wall, if the ball hits below the bottom line, the ball is considered out. The bottom line marks the top of a half meter high metal area which is known as tin. The middle line of the front wall is known as the service line which is relevant only during the service as said earlier.