Squash is a racket sport where two players rally against a wall and attempt to serve a ball fast enough so their opponent cannot return the ball. Squash was popularized in early 19th Century Britain, and has continued to be played throughout Europe and the United States. In each game, or rally, one player serves a rubber ball against a wall, and attempts to serve the ball fast enough to where it bounces twice before the opposing player can return it. Credited as a high intensity sport, squash players can burn up to 1000 calories per hour of play.

How do you score squash?

You can score in four ways: the ball bounces twice before the opponent hits the ball, the ball hits the backboard, the ball goes out of bounds, or a player intentionally tries to stop their opponents from getting the ball.

How long is a squash match?

A squash match can last from 20-minutes to 90-minutes depending on the level of the players and the setting of the game. Squash is a quick pace sport and can be started and finished quickly if both players are familiar with the rules.


What is the difference between squash and racquetball?

Squash rackets and balls are smaller than racquetball. Another difference is that there is an “out of bounds” area on the squash court and there isn’t once in racquetball. In both sports, come rules are similar, yet the scoring limit is different: squash is scored up to 9 points and racquetball matches are scored to 15.

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5’6.5” | 1.69 m
December 10, 1963
Jahangir Khan
169.000
1963.00
9500
3D
Jahangir Khan
5’4” | 1.63 m
August 26, 1983
Nicol David
163.000
1983.00
7000
3D
Nicol David
5’9” | 1.75 m
November 1, 1995
Nour El Sherbini
175.000
1995.00
2600
3D
Nour El Sherbini
5’11” | 1.80 m
September 30, 1987
Ramy Ashour
180.000
1987.00
3000
3D
Ramy Ashour
1.56”-1.59” | 39.5-40.5 mm (Diameter)
.8-.9 oz | 23-25 g
Squash Ball
4.050
0.025
2500
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3D
Squash Ball3D model of a Squash Ball viewed in perspective3D model of a Squash Ball viewed in perspective
24’ | 7.31 m (Clear)
25’ | 7.62 m
45’ | 13.72 m
1125 ft² | 104.5 m²
Squash Court - Doubles
731.000
762.000
1372.000
104.50
1870
https://p3d.in/e/Ga08c
3D
Squash Court - Doubles3D model of a Doubles Squash Court viewed in perspective3D model of a Doubles Squash Court viewed in perspective
18.5’ | 5.64 m (Clear)
21’ | 6.4 m
32’ | 9.75 m
672 ft² | 62.4 m²
Squash Court - Singles
564.000
640.000
975.000
62.40
1810
https://p3d.in/e/6s1b8
3D
Squash Court - SinglesView of a Squash Court - Singles in 3D available for downloadView of a Squash Court - Singles in 3D available for download
8.46” | 21.5 cm (Max)
1.125” | 28.6 mm
27” | 68.6 cm (Max)
3.9-5.1 oz | 110-145 g
Squash Racket
21.500
2.860
68.600
0.145
2250
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Squash RacketView of a Squash Racket in 3D available for downloadView of a Squash Racket in 3D available for download
Squash Racket
Group of scaled illustrations of various sporting rackets compared to the Squash Racket

A Squash Racket, also referred to as Squash, is used to play the sport of Squash based on striking a ball towards the walls of the interior court. Squash rackets are typically made of boron, Kevlar, graphite, or titanium. Squash rackets are similar to a tennis racket in appearance, but vary in size and weight.

Lighter Squash Rackets are preferred for quick shots, while heavier Squash Rackets are easier to control. There are two types of frame shapes: heart and water drop. The profile and strings of the Squash Racket have an impact on the stiffness and power of a shot. Squash Rackets are available in a variety of colors.

Squash Rackets have an overall maximum length of 27” (68.6 cm), maximum width of 8.46” (21.5 cm), and common depth of 1.125” (28.6 mm). The length of the handle between is 7”-7.25” (177.8-184.2 mm) with a typical grip circumference of 3.875” (98.4 mm). The weight of a Squash Racket is between 3.9-5.1 oz (110-145 g). The total surface area of a Squash Racket cannot exceed 77.5 in2 (500 cm2).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Squash Racket measured with overall width, length, and depth
A Squash Racket, also referred to as Squash, is used to play the sport of Squash based on striking a ball towards the walls of the interior court. Squash rackets are typically made of boron, Kevlar, graphite, or titanium. Squash rackets are similar to a tennis racket in appearance, but vary in size.

Squash Rackets have an overall maximum length of 27” (68.6 cm), maximum width of 8.46” (21.5 cm), and common depth of 1.125” (28.6 mm). The length of the handle between is 7”-7.25” (177.8-184.2 mm) with a typical grip circumference of 3.875” (98.4 mm). The weight of a Squash Racket is between 3.9-5.1 oz (110-145 g). The total surface area of a Squash Racket cannot exceed 77.5 in2 (500 cm2).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Squash Racket measured with overall width, length, and depth
Squash Racket
Height:
Width:
8.46” | 21.5 cm (Max)
Length:
27” | 68.6 cm (Max)
Depth:
1.125” | 28.6 mm
Weight:
3.9-5.1 oz | 110-145 g
Area:

Handle Length: 7”-7.25” | 177.8-184.2 mm
Surface Area:
77.5 in2 | 500 cm2 (Max)
Beam Width:
.63”-.83” | 16-21 mm
Grip Circumference:
3.875” | 98.4 mm
Materials: Graphite, aluminum, hybrid, laminated lumber (traditional)

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Nour El Sherbini

Among the promising young talents in professional squash is Nour El Sherbini from Egypt. Even at her young age, she has won the World Championship four times, and her victory in the 2015 Women’s World Championship made her the youngest woman to do so. She is ranked number two among the best squash players. Nour has been a two-time British Open Champion with other achievements include being a 2009 World Junior Champion, 2009 Young Female Player of the Year, 2009 Young Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA) Player of the Year, 2012 World Junior Champion, 2017/18 Professional Squash Association (PSA) Player of The Year, 2010 Heliopolis Open WISPA Champion, and being the first Egyptian to win the British Open (in 2016).

Nour El Sherbini has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Nour El Sherbini in squash positions measured with overall height
Among the promising young talents in professional squash is Nour El Sherbini from Egypt. Even at her young age, she has won the World Championship four times, and her victory in the 2015 Women’s World Championship made her the youngest woman to do so. She is ranked number two among the best players.

Nour El Sherbini has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Nour El Sherbini in squash positions measured with overall height
Nour El Sherbini
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5’9” | 1.75 m
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Nationality: Egypt

Years Active: 2009—

Birthday
November 1, 1995

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Nour El Sherbini standing, swinging, stance

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Nicol David

Nicol David is a retired squash player from Malaysia who left a legacy in the sports by holding the number one position for nine consecutive years. She also became an eight-time World Open champion, five-time British Open champion, and the first female and squash player to take home the World Junior title twice. Nicol also won the Asian Squash Championship nine times, World Squash Association (WSA) Player of the Year seven times, and eighty-one titles from Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA). She is also a ten-time Hong Kong Open champion, five-time Qatar Classic champion, and eight-time Malaysian Open champion. These successes have made her receive honors and recognition from the Malaysian government.

Nicol David has a height of 5’4” (1.63 m).

Set of illustrations of Nicol David in various squash poses measured with overall height
Nicol David is a retired squash player from Malaysia who left a legacy in the sports by holding the number one position for nine consecutive years. She also became an eight-time World Open champion, 5-time British Open champion, and the first female player to take home the World Junior title twice.

Nicol David has a height of 5’4” (1.63 m).

Set of illustrations of Nicol David in various squash poses measured with overall height
Nicol David
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5’4” | 1.63 m
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Nationality: Malaysia

Years Active: 2006-2019

Birthday
August 26, 1983

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Nicol David standing, swinging, stance

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Ramy Ashour

Ramy Ashour is an Egyptian retired professional squash player who left a legacy in the sport for being the best squash player besides being the only two-time World Junior Squash Champion and the youngest to take number one position since the 80s. He is labeled “The Artist” and is credited with introducing the RAM scoring system he developed with Osama Khalifa. Overall, he is a six-time world champion, two-time world junior champion, and four-time world teams Men’s champion. He has forty Professional Squash Association (PSA) World’s Tour tournament titles and has been a runner-up fifteen times in PSA Tour finals.

Ramy Ashour has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of illustrations of Ramy Ashour in various squash poses measured with overall height
Ramy Ashour is an Egyptian retired professional squash player who left a legacy in the sport for being the best squash player besides being the only two-time World Junior Squash Champion and the youngest to take number one position since the 80s. He is labeled “The Artist”.

Ramy Ashour has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m).

Set of illustrations of Ramy Ashour in various squash poses measured with overall height
Ramy Ashour
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5’11” | 1.80 m
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Nationality: Egypt

Years Active: 2006-2019

Birthday
September 30, 1987

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Ramy Ashour standing, swinging, stance

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Squash Court - Doubles
Dimensioned side elevation drawing of a Doubles Squash Court measured with length and height

The Doubles Squash Court is the larger form of the indoor or outdoor room with four walls specified for the sport of Squash. On the floor, a squash court has a left hand and right hand service box for serving, which are both behind the short line that players must return the ball to. The service box in a Doubles court is an arc instead of a square. The front wall is marked with two lines; a tin line just above the floor, and a cut line above the tin line. The side walls typically taper down from the front wall to the back wall, with the back or rear wall being the shortest.

Doubles Squash Courts have an overall length of 45’ (13.72 m) and width of 25’ (7.62 m) for a total area of 1125 ft² (104.5 m²). The front wall of a Doubles Squash Court must meet a minimal clear height of 24’ (7.31 m) with the front line wall at 20’ (609.6 cm), the service line at 8’2” (248.9 cm), and the tin line at 19” (48 cm). The back wall line has a height of 7’ (213.4 cm). The surface of a Doubles Squash Court is marked with a short line 30' (914.4 cm) from the front wall and service boxes (arcs) with a radius of 54” (137.2 cm).

Scaled drawings of a Doubles Squash Court measured with length, width and court markings
The Doubles Squash Court is the larger form of the indoor or outdoor room with four walls specified for the sport of Squash. On the floor, a squash court has a left hand and right hand service box for serving, which are both behind the short line that players must return the ball to.

Doubles Squash Courts have an overall length of 45’ (13.72 m) and width of 25’ (7.62 m) for a total area of 1125 ft² (104.5 m²). The front wall of a Doubles Squash Court must meet a minimal clear height of 24’ (7.31 m) with the front line wall at 20’ (609.6 cm), the service line at 8’2” (248.9 cm), and the tin line at 19” (48 cm). The back wall line has a height of 7’ (213.4 cm). The surface of a Doubles Squash Court is marked with a short line 30' (914.4 cm) from the front wall and service boxes (arcs) with a radius of 54” (137.2 cm).

Scaled drawings of a Doubles Squash Court measured with length, width and court markings
Squash Court - Doubles
Height:
24’ | 7.31 m (Clear)
Width:
25’ | 7.62 m
Length:
45’ | 13.72 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
1125 ft² | 104.5 m²

Front Wall Line: 20’ | 609.6 cm
Back Wall Line: 7’ | 213.4 cm
Side Wall Line: From Front to Back Wall Lines
Service Line: 8’2” | 248.9 cm
Tin Line: 19” | 48 cm
Short Line: 30’ | 914.4 cm
Service Box: 54” | 137.2 cm (Arc)
Court Markings: 1” | 25 mm
Surface Materials: Finished and treated wood; glass entry optional

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Squash Court (Doubles) plan, front, side, side (players)

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