The Rules of Squash – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Squash – EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains – The Rules of Squash
The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent. Squash is played indoors on a court with these
measurements for singles, and is slightly wider for doubles. This is the bottom line, commonly referred
to as ‘the tin’ and the ball cannot be hit below this line. The lines of the court indicate the area of
play and any ball leaving this area is considered to be out. Players play with rackets and different grades
of ball depending on their ability. The game starts with a player serving the
ball. To serve, a player must have at least one
foot in the service box, the ball must be hit between the service line and out line,
and the ball must land in the opposite corner for a serve to be legal. In Squash, you have to play the ball by hitting
it on to the front wall. The ball may hit any of the walls, but you
are only allowed to let the ball bounce on the floor once. If you let the ball bounce twice on the floor,
you lose a point. The idea of this game is to make it difficult
or impossible for your opponent to play a good shot back, or to force an error out of
your opponent. You also win a point if your opponent hits
the ball out of the area of play. Once you play a shot, you must get out of
the way of the ball AND get out of the way of your opponent. If you don’t get out of the way, your opponent
is awarded a point. This is known as a stroke. If you tried to get out of the way but couldn’t,
this is known as a ‘let’ and the point is replayed again. A common strategy of Squash is to dominate
the T zone, this is the intersection of lines in the middle of the court. When playing a ball, it’s advantageous to
get yourself to the T, as this gives you the best chance of playing the next shot. Squash players are extremely agile, and elite
players can cover all four corners of the court with minimal movement. Once you win a point, you get the next serve
and the whole process begins again. This is known as a rally. A game is won when a player scores 11 points
and is 2 points clear of their opponent. If the scores are 10-10 for example, they
keep playing until one person is two points clear. Squash is usually played to the best of 5
games. Whoever wins 3 games first, wins. That’s pretty much it, but there’s a few
other things you’ll need to know before playing or watching Squash. For example: Point a Rally Scoring. This is the new method of scoring in Squash
that is mentioned in this video. If you win a rally, you receive the point
and the next serve. First to 11 points wins the game. English scoring. The old method of scoring in Squash (and other
sports like Badminton) is where you can only win a point if you served the ball. If a server wins a rally, they get a point. If the non-server wins the point, they only
win the next serve. Games lasted longer and were only played to
9 points. I mention this method of scoring as some clubs
around the world still play by these rules. Racketball / Squash 57
There is a similar sport called Racketball, sometimes referred to as British Racketball,
which is completely different to American Racquetball. Put simply, it is played almost exactly the
same as Squash, but with different equipment to make the ball easier to play. It was recently renamed Squash 57 to distinguish
it from American Racquetball. If you have found this video at all helpful,
please like share and subscribe. It takes me ages to make one of these things
and good karma is very much appreciated. Follow me on Twitter also, but in the meantime,
enjoy Squash. Ninh Ly – – @NinhLyUK

Comments (87)

  1. Nice.

    Speaking of American Racquetball, will you eventually be covering that?

  2. Ninh explains, – The Rules of Squash. Find out how to play Squash here. By the way, I think that this is a superior sport to Tennis and it's a shame that it's not an Olympic sport.

  3. Now I wanna Squash…thanks

  4. I live in the U.S.A. and squash isn't really popular here but it sounds like a very fun game. Thanks Ninh

  5. Haha, I searched up how to play squash a few months ago! I had to watch so many videos before I actually understood it, and even then, it didn't make much sense.

    Now you've made a new video better than all the others combined! Thank you for making suck great videos Ninh! (You still should've made this video 2 months ago, it would've been so useful!)

  6. Do they not get hit a lot? By the other players racket accidentally?

  7. I was gonna ask for the rules of Raquetball… But you clearly got that covered

  8. Nice one, Ninh. Always liked squash, but it's much more enjoyable when you actually know the rules!

  9. do fights happen…?

  10. Great video as always Ninh!

  11. Personally I think Squash is a much more entertaining sport than Tennis. It would be a great addition to the Summer Olympics.

  12. Every time I discover a new sport I immediately look to your channel to grab the rules. Love the series and glad you returned.

  13. make some more guitar videos…

  14. So basically just half of tennis? Btw can you do pesapollo and international rules football and floorball?

  15. I know I've asked before but international rules a sport played between the gas and the Australian football association would be a nice video to see

  16. where do you get the footage to make these type of videos

  17. What would you think of doing a video on International Rules Football; it's a compromise between Aussie Rules Football and Gaelic Football.

  18. Was the "It's a completely different sport than American Racquetball" while showing very similar pictures a bit of a sarcastic jab?

    Thanks for making these sport videos. They're so clear and well-illustrated with video!

  19. Have been subscribed to your channel for a few years. Your timing releasing this couldn't have been more perfect. I used to play as a kid but haven't followed squash in decades and was only looking at youtube vids a few days ago to refresh my memory on the rules. Great stuff.

  20. Nice vid I was on a holiday so now I'm binge watching your videos

  21. Thank u for making such videos!!! Subscribe !

  22. Great video, cheers mate

  23. What about pickleball

  24. I've suddenly got really into Squash after I played some with my cousin. I've been following the PSA and now I know anout English scoring and Squash 57.

  25. It's like eHow…except done well :'D

    Great videos & channel!

  26. This is really cool, good work!

  27. Great video! Thank you!

  28. You made a huge favour dear (y) i really appreciate that <3

  29. Bang on. Exactly what I needed to know, thank you.

  30. Thank you, very helpful. ?

  31. Could to do spikeball?

  32. English way used to be played in badminton

  33. Thank you… nice, simple and clear. Some expansion on the "let, please" rules will be needed for most players. Plus , it would be good to point out that hitting the other player, in any way, is a big no no. If only because you want to have someone to play against.
    And did Rodrigues win that match against Gaultier ? Or was it just a game that he'd won?

  34. do handball, not team handball, american handball. like racquetball/squash except no racket.

  35. This is kinda like racquetball

  36. Great video thanks! Just started playing.

  37. Thanks for the video

  38. Clear, concise and easy to hear and understand, thank you.

  39. So that was the roon in our doageball tournament

  40. Feels like Training mode 🙂

  41. Amazing , really appreciate it

  42. Soo what happens when player is hit by ball?

  43. wow! realz great explenation

  44. Isn't Squash flawed in that if you just play low all the time you will win more points!? Is there no upper or lower limit? Then a player can just constantly play low back-breaking shots and win every point by being cheap.

  45. Great video! Thanks alot. I just suggest slowing it a bit down.

  46. I always thought Squash, Racquetball & Racketball were different names for the same sport!

  47. This is my favorite sport to play in the world! Awesome video!

  48. Amazing av explaination

  49. Helpful video, I think its missing just 1 thing. Which side do the players serve from. For odd points and even and when they start the match. Other than that, great job. Thanks for the video. 🙂

  50. I never played Squash before but it seems like a more restricted version of Racquetball.

  51. Late to the party, I know, but your explanation of the game was fun to watch and listen to. Too old and out of shape to play now, but I played American racquetball when I was in my teens and 20's. Got pretty good and had a blast playing it. Always wanted to learn squash but never got the chance. Thanks for posting this!

  52. I like this better than tennis…and I played tennis for 2 years

  53. Couldn't they just find a tennis court and play a real sport?

  54. Amazing. FINALLY a "Squash explained" video I could actually send to my friend without causing them immediate seizure AND with them actually having a chance of understanding the game after watching it…

  55. have you done racquet ball yet?

  56. English scoring is currently not used in Badminton, at least I have never seen anyone use it

  57. I feel like this sport must take forever to win and cause lots of fights. "That was below the line!!!" "No it wasn't!!!"

  58. Which side do you start serving?
    Do you always alternate serve sides?
    Is ceiling assumed to be infinite?
    What happens if an opponent obstructs the ball? By accident/on purpose?
    Does “on the line” still counts as out of bounds?
    Is a shot made by throwing the racket legal?

  59. Spend more time choosing the background music.

  60. There's an alternative hybrid method of play and scoring. Developed in Bedford its known as the CC Scoring System. Point a Rally but stopping at 9 points (the two point clear system still applies). It runs until one player is tired, or hungry and at that point the previous games won tally is ignored, and one game takes all then applies, with the loser paying for dinner afterwards.

  61. How about Ninh Explains Pickleball?

  62. Are we in training mode?

  63. Thank you for explainig the rules ,nice video.

  64. Americans literally play the same sport, use similar words, but change the spellings and call it American ….. to look cool.

  65. When I serve can I put my feet inside the huge rectangle in front of the front wall? or can it only be on the quarter rectangle?

  66. Bumper pool explain

  67. I got really surprised when I first went to purchase the squash raquette in USA and the store employee was like, what the hell is that and then I said, where is the raquette ball things? Then I found my squash raquettes which was put right next to the raquette ball items and boy those raquettes were huge; I'm good with squash and someday will try out american version of easiest raquette ball…

  68. Which side should service start…. or is it like odd even side…. also what is the ball I hit , hits the other player.. who gets the stroke or let….

  69. In singles when do you change sides?

  70. Ninh which is the most dangerous sports to play??
    And which is the sport that is of the longest duration??

  71. What’s a Racquet ball players favorite vegetable?



  72. good stuff, keep it up.

  73. Badminton doesn't use English scoring…pickleball does however

  74. Can this sport use tennis balls? It's Squash balls soft?

  75. 0:56 Hang on, if you let the ball bounce on the floor twice, do you lose one point or does the opponent gain one point?

  76. One of the best explanations for Squash on YouTube. Thank you!

  77. You explained it way easier. You can just be slow next time for someone introduced to squash first time with this video it might be tricky.

  78. How often do you swap sides when serving?

  79. Good thing it's getting more popular

  80. I have been playing for 5 years and I have never heard of doubles squash

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