Singles Squash Rules
APPENDIX 2 - OFFICIALS' CALLS
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APPENDIX 2 – OFFICIALS’ CALLS
DOWN To indicate that a player’s return hit the tin, or the floor before reaching the front wall, or hit the front wall and then the tin.
FAULT To indicate that a serve was not good.
HAND OUT To indicate a change of server.
NOT UP To indicate that a return:
was not struck correctly;
or bounced more than once on the floor before being struck;
or touched the striker or the striker’s clothing.
OUT To indicate that a return:
hit the wall on or above the out-line;
or hit any fixture above the out-line;
or hit the top edge of any wall of the court
or passed over a wall and out of the court
or passed through any fixture.
10-ALL: A PLAYER MUST WIN BY 2 POINTS
To indicate at 10-all that a player must lead by 2 points to win the
game. Called only on the first occurrence in a match.
GAME BALL To indicate that a player requires one point to win the game.
MATCH BALL To indicate that a player requires one point to win the match.
YES, LET/ LET To repeat the Referee’s decision that a rally is to be replayed.
STROKE TO (PLAYER or TEAM)
To repeat the Referee’s decision to award a stroke to a player or team.
NO LET To repeat the Referee’s decision that a request for a let is disallowed.
Examples of Marker’s Call1. Match Introduction:
“Smith to serve, Jones to receive, best of 5 games, love-all.”
2. Order of calls:
i) Anything affecting the score (e.g., Stroke to Brown).
ii) The score with the server’s score always called first.
iii) Comments on the score (e.g., Game ball).
3. Calling the score:
“Not up. Hand-out, 4–3.”
“Yes let, 3–4.”
“Stroke to Jones, 10–8, Game Ball.”
“Fault, hand-out, 8–3.”
“Not up, 10-all: a player must win by 2 points.”
“10–8, Match Ball.”
“13–12, Match Ball.”
4. End of a game:
“11–3, game to Smith. Smith leads 1 game to love.”
“11–7, game to Jones. Smith leads 2 games to 1.”
“11 – 8, match to Jones, 3 games to 2, 3–11, 11–7, 6–11, 11– 9, 11– 8.”
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