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Local Call: Order in the Court

With team league season upon us, it’s a great time to remind captains and players that there is no more important rule than keeping the integrity of your lineup intact. Essentially this means you cannot record a default at the top or middle of the lineup. If your No. 1 player can’t make it to […]

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Local Call: “Don’t be a Knob”

  “Can’t we just play a let?” As the squash ball travels at high speeds around the court, the consistency of the bounce depends on any number of things. The temperature of the ball, moisture on the wall, the angle the ball is hit and the type of spin placed on the ball are a […]

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Local Call: Any Ball Will Do

‘Does this match count?’ As squash becomes more accessible to more players across the world we are beginning to see a variety in playing standards and a variety in playing environments. Players should note that whether you are using a double dot ball, an altitude ball or a blue dot (beginner’s ball) then your match […]

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Don’t Blame the Ball

There is often some confusion around when, if at all, a ball can be replaced in the middle of a match. It’s not uncommon in league matches or tournament play for a ball to be used multiple matches in a row. As you all know, by this time the ball that was once black, bouncy and with plenty of grip […]

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You’ve likely all been in that situation, whether directly affected on court or indirectly as a supporter or teammate, where you’ve witnessed someone coaching their own player mid-game from behind the court. The shame of it all is that the person who gets impacted the most, should someone be guilty of this offense, is the […]

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Local Call: Think Inside The Box!

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Local Call: Ask, Don’t Tell

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Local Call February 2015

CALLING ALL LEAGUE PLAYERS OUT THERE Keep in mind when playing in your league matches, in the event that one of your teammates can’t make the tie, or withdraws injured before the match starts, the correct thing to do is move all players up one position—the default goes to the bottom of the ladder and […]