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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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)
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25’ | 7.62 m
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45’ | 13.72 m
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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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Jahangir Khan

Many consider Jahangir Khan, a Pakistan national, the best and greatest squash player alive and in the sport’s history. This is because the former professional squash player was once number one in the sport and a six-time World Open Champion and ten-time British Open Champion. He has served as World Squash Federation’s president for six years upon retirement and later moved to be World Squash Federation’s Emeritus President in 2008. He also possesses other honors and awards like being the youngest winner of the World Open, recipient of the 8th Asian Award, and an image of himself on Pakistan’s issued postage stamp.

Jahangir Khan has a height of 5’6.5” (1.69 m).

Collection of drawings of Jahangir Khan measured with overall height
Many consider Jahangir Khan, a Pakistan national, the best and greatest squash player alive and in the sport’s history. This is because the former professional squash player was once number one in the sport and a six-time World Open Champion and ten-time British Open Champion.

Jahangir Khan has a height of 5’6.5” (1.69 m).

Collection of drawings of Jahangir Khan measured with overall height
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Nationality: Pakistan

Years Active: 1981-1993

Birthday
December 10, 1963

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Jahangir Khan standing, swinging, stance

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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
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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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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
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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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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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Nationality: Malaysia

Years Active: 2006-2019

Birthday
August 26, 1983

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Nicol David standing, swinging, stance

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