Singles Squash Rules

APPENDIX 2 - OFFICIALS' CALLS

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APPENDIX 2 – OFFICIALS’ CALLS

2.1 MARKER

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 Call

1. 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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