Singles Squash Rules
APPENDIX 7 - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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DESCRIPTION AND DIMENSIONS OF A SINGLES COURT
A squash court is a rectangular area bounded by 4 walls: the front wall, 2 side walls and the back wall. It has a level floor and a clear height above the court area.
Length of court between playing surfaces 9750 mm
Width of court between playing surfaces 6400 mm
Diagonal 11665 mm
Height above floor to lower edge of front-wall line 570 mm
Height above floor to lower edge of back-wall line 2130 mm
Height above floor to lower edge of service-line on front wall 1780 mm
Height above floor to upper edge of tin 480 mm
Distance to nearest edge of short-line from back wall 4260 mm
Internal dimensions of service-boxes 1600 mm
Width of all lines 50 mm
Minimum clear height above the floor of the court 5640 mm
1. The side-wall lines connect the front-wall line and the back-wall line.
2. The service-box is a square formed by the short-line, one side wall and two other lines marked on the floor.
3. The length, width and diagonal of the court are measured at a height of 1000 mm above the floor.
4. It is recommended that the front-wall line, side-wall lines, back- wall line and the top 50mm of the tin be shaped so as to deflect any ball that strikes them.
5. The tin must not project from the front wall by more than 45 mm.
6. It is recommended that the door to the court be in the centre of the back wall.
7. The general configuration of a squash court, its dimensions and its markings are illustrated on the diagram at Appendix 7.2.
A squash court
may be constructed from various materials providing they have suitable ball rebound
characteristics and are safe for play; however, the WSF publishes a Squash
which contains recommended standards. A National or Regional Governing Body may require that the
WSF standards must be met for competitive play.
Read on Appendix 7.2
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