8 August 2020
Please read: What we are doing to keep you safe. In addition, the information below is for this specific activity:
Clubs and Block Bookings will need to submit a risk assessment to demonstrate compliance with government approved NGB guidance. These risk assessments must be approved by the Alive Head of Development/Centre Manager.
Please do not share equipment and ensure any equipment you use has been sanitised.
Please do not drink from water fountains or fill your bottles – please bring your own water.
As social distancing cannot be maintained, the normal game of squash should not be played by players from two or more households (except those from the same support bubble).
Where participants are not from the same household or support bubble, they should play an adapted version of squash called sides or socially distanced practices for advanced players (see below).
Only one person should touch the court door and ball.
Coached sessions can have up to 5 people with only 2 people on court at any time.
Only 2 people on court at any time to maintain social distancing.
Players must not touch walls.
Play should stop and restart play if in danger of breaching social distance or striking your opponent with the ball.
Protective eye-wear is strongly recommended for all players.
Rules for Playing Sides
Both players must keep to their side of the court.
If a player crosses into their opponent’s side, they forfeit the rally.
Players can use the full length of the court.
Only one player serves throughout the game.
Once a rally is complete, players switch sides and the server restarts play.
If in breach of a safe social distance, a let must be called.
The rules of squash/squash 57 apply
Socially Distanced Practices for More Advanced Players
Cross court volleys. Both players volley the ball cross court to each other from behind the service box. Switch sides. Make it co-operative: Aim for as many volleys in a row as possible. Switch sides and see if you can beat your previous total.
Straight to self then cross court volley. Stood behind the service box, both players play two shots, volley straight to self then cross court to your opponent. Switch sides.
Straight lob vs straight volley drop. Front player plays straight lobs and back player plays straight volley drops. Alternate and switch sides.
Boast vs straight drive. Front player plays straight drives. Back player boasts. Alternate. Make it competitive: front player can play straight or cross court, back player must always boast. First to reach 7 points wins.
Drive or cross court drive vs boast or drop. Front player can play a straight or cross court drive. Back player can play a straight drop or boast. Alternate. Make it competitive: first to reach 7 points wins. Straight drop then straight drive vs straight to self then boast. Front player plays two shots, a
straight drop followed by a straight drive. Back player plays two shots, a straight drive followed by a boast. Alternate. Straight drop then cross court deep vs straight to self then boast. Front player plays two shots, a straight drop followed by any shot cross court deep. Back player plays two shots, a straight drive followed by a boast. Alternate and switch sides.
Front vs back on one side. Front player can play any straight shot deep. Back player can play a straight shot short. Alternate and switch sides.
Front vs back on both sides. Front player can play straight or cross court. Back player must always play straight shot short. Alternate. Make it competitive: front player can play straight or cross court deep, the back player must always play straight short. First to reach 7 points wins.