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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3D
Squash RacketView of a Squash Racket in 3D available for downloadView of a Squash Racket in 3D available for download
Squash Ball
Size comparison diagram of the Squash Ball compared to other similar sports balls

A Squash Ball is used to play to play Squash and is shot with a Squash Racket. Squash Balls are made of two pieces of rubber that are glued to form a hollow sphere and are then polished to a matte finish. Different Squash Balls are used based on temperature, atmospheric conditions, standards of the match, and experience of the players.

There are 4 types of Squash Balls that are designated by a small colored dot. A blue dot is used for an intro Squash Ball, a red dot for a progress Squash Ball, a yellow dot for a competition Squash Ball, and a double yellow dot for a pro Squash Ball.

Squash Balls have a diameter of 1.56”-1.59” (39.5-40.5 mm) and circumference of 4.89”-5” (124.1-127.2 mm). The mass of a Squash Ball is between .8-.9 oz (23-25 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Squash Ball measured with diameter and circumference
A Squash Ball is used to play to play Squash and is shot with a Squash Racket. Squash Balls are made of two pieces of rubber that are glued to form a hollow sphere and are then polished to a matte finish. Different Squash Balls are used based on temperature, atmosphere, experience, and standards.

Squash Balls have a diameter of 1.56”-1.59” (39.5-40.5 mm) and circumference of 4.89”-5” (124.1-127.2 mm). The mass of a Squash Ball is between .8-.9 oz (23-25 g).

Dimensioned elevation drawing of a Squash Ball measured with diameter and circumference
Squash Ball
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1.56”-1.59” | 39.5-40.5 mm (Diameter)
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.8-.9 oz | 23-25 g
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Circumference: 4.89”-5” | 124.1-127.2 mm

Materials: Raw butyl rubber mixed with synthetics

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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
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Nationality: Malaysia

Years Active: 2006-2019

Birthday
August 26, 1983

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Squash Court - Singles
Measured side elevation drawing of a Singles Squash Court labeled with various length and height regulations

A Singles Squash Court is the standard four-walled indoor or outdoor room regulated for the game 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 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.

Singles Squash Courts have an overall length of 32’ (9.75 m) and width of 21’ (6.4 m) for a total area of 672 ft² (62.4 m²). The front wall of a Singles Squash Court must meet a minimal clear height of 18.5’ (5.64 m) with the front line wall at 15’ (4.57 m), the service line at 5.84’ (1.78 m
), and the tin line at 19” (48 cm). The back wall line has a height of 7’ (213.4 cm). The surface of a Singles Squash Court is marked with a short line 17.85’ (5.44 m) from the front wall and service boxes at 63” x 63” (160 x 160 cm).

Dimensioned plan drawing of a Singles Squash Court measured with length, width and court markings
A Singles Squash Court is the standard four-walled indoor or outdoor room regulated for the game 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.

Singles Squash Courts have an overall length of 32’ (9.75 m) and width of 21’ (6.4 m) for a total area of 672 ft² (62.4 m²). The front wall of a Singles Squash Court must meet a minimal clear height of 18.5’ (5.64 m) with the front line wall at 15’ (4.57 m), the service line at 5.84’ (1.78 m
), and the tin line at 19” (48 cm). The back wall line has a height of 7’ (213.4 cm). The surface of a Singles Squash Court is marked with a short line 17.85’ (5.44 m) from the front wall and service boxes at 63” x 63” (160 x 160 cm).

Dimensioned plan drawing of a Singles Squash Court measured with length, width and court markings
Squash Court - Singles
Height:
18.5’ | 5.64 m (Clear)
Width:
21’ | 6.4 m
Length:
32’ | 9.75 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
672 ft² | 62.4 m²

Front Wall Line: 15’ | 4.57 m
Back Wall Line: 7’ | 2.13 m
Side Wall Line: From Front to Back Wall Lines
Service Line: 5.84’ | 1.78 m
Tin Line: 19” | 48 cm
Short Line: 17.85’ | 5.44 m
Service Box: 63” x 63” | 160 x 160 cm
Court Markings: 1”-2” | 25-50 mm
Surface Materials: Finished and treated wood; glass entry optional

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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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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
Jahangir Khan
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Nationality: Pakistan

Years Active: 1981-1993

Birthday
December 10, 1963

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