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Hangzhou 2022

Squash
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Squash

Squash

Squash is a racquet sport that was formally called squash racquest, it is a reference to the "squashable" soft ball used in the game.

To commence serve at the start of the game the players usually spin a racket to decide who comence service, and this player starts the first rally by electing to serve from either the left or right service box.

For a legal serve,  of the server's feet must be in the box and after being struck by the racket, the ball must strike the front wall above the service line and below the out line and land in the opposite quarter court, unless volleyed by the receiver.

A ball landing on either the out line or above the tin, is considered to be out.

A point is scored when the opponent is unable to return the ball to the front wall befor it bounces twice (the point is scored only when the player is serving) and the server can choose to serve from any of the service box.

A game is played to 9 points (the receiver may opt to call "set two" and play to 10 when the score first reach 8-8) competition matches are usually played to "best of five".

List of disciplines

  • Squash

Another racquet sport in Asian Games 2006, Squash has grown in popularity like no other game in the quadrennial event. Squash players are confined in a court of four walls. The players have to bounce the ball from any wall of the court before it hits the ground.

The ball has to remain within marked lines as well. The points in a Squash game are awarded on the number of times you can stop the opponent from returning your shot.

And, all this has to be done before the ball bounces twice. Squash competitions are held between singles and doubles players.

Although the game of Squash gained popularity as late as the 1980s, today, it is followed in more than 140 countries in the world. According to the Asian Games history, Squash was included in the event schedule from the 1998 Bangkok Games.

List of events

  • men

    1. TEAM

    2. INDIVIDUAL

  • women

    1. TEAM

    2. INDIVIDUAL

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