Squash, a racket sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small rubber ball, began more than 150 years ago in England. Today, squash is played in 185 countries by 20 million people on nearly 50,000 courts, and it’s one of the fastest growing racket sports in the US.
In a game of squash, players take turns hitting the ball to the front wall in such a way as to try to make the ball impossible to play, or force an error, by the opponent. The ball can only bounce once on the floor, but it can hit any of the other walls. After each shot, a player must get out of the way of both the ball and the opposition. Eleven (11) points are needed to win a game, with the best of three or five games winning the match. [ Learn Squash Basics & Learn to Play, Squash New Zealand ]
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