SQUASH

Squash is a racquet sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.

The game was formerly called squash racquetsa reference to the “squashable” soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball used in its parent game racquets).

Squash is recognized by the IOC and supporters are lobbying for its incorporation in a future Olympic program. In 2003, Forbes rated squash as the number one healthiest sport to play.

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We have Competitions running on Tuesday & Thursday nights from 6:00pm for both Senior and Junior players. Fees vary from comp to comp depending on numbers. Please call our centre to enquire about our current and future competitions.

We always encourage and welcome new players into our competitions.

TOURNAMENTS

Occasionally we hold tournaments at our centre. Members and non members are welcome to enter and participate, otherwise you will find a list of upcoming tournaments listed on SQUASH NSW. Any Tournament to be held at our centre, will be advertised through our social media pages and of course this site.

RULES & REGULATIONS

COMPETITION

(a)   All competition matches to be played under the point-a-rally scoring system, best of five games.  The first player to reach 15 poinys to win each game.  In the event of the scores reaching 14 all, the first player to reach 14 points has the right to chose a “short” or “long” game (set 1 or set 2) which governs whether the game will end on 15 points or be played on till the first to reach 17 points.

(b)  Competition matches on Tuesday and Thursday night are scheduled to begin6pm and 6.30pm.  It would assist in keeping the competition running smoothly if players could arrive as near as possible to that time.  If a player is likely to be more than 45 minutes late it would be appreciated if they would contact their opponent and notify them of the delay.  Also advise the Centre.

FORFEITS AND NO-MATCHES

If for any reason a player is unable to play on a given night or unable to arrange a pre-play they should notify the Centre.  It is advisable not to notify their opponent as a forfeit can only be claimed if that player turns up on the night, plus every effort will be made by the competition organisers to provide them with a substitute opponent.  (P.S.  Players from a lower grade can substitute for their team for a higher grade player).

PRE-PLAYS

If a player knows in advance that they will be unable to play on a given night, it is their responsibility to make contact with their opponent and arrange a time and date that is agreeable to both parties, and the Centre, to pre-play their match. (Matches cannot be post-played, i.e. cannot be played after the scheduled date on the Draw).

CROSS-PLAYING

In the case of two matches having players unavaliable on the same grade on a given night (except semi-finals and finals) it is possible for the competition organisers to arrange for two available players to play each other and the result to count for both matches.

SCORING AND REFEREEING

All players are required to either score or referee at least one match each night.  New players not familiar with the rules or how to score should avail themselves and sit in with others so they can learn how to perform both duties.

MATCH BALLS

During the winter months, June, July and August, the bottom line of each competition has the right to choose whether they play with a “single” or “double” dot ball.  If there is some dispute between the players, they will play with the “single” dot.  They must request the ball from the Centre.

CONDUCT

Players are requested to conduct themselves in a proper manner at all times.  Players found guilty of any misconduct within the Centre, on or off the courts, will be dealt with by the Centre Management.

A full account of the World Singles Squash rules is available on the internet under ``Rules of World Singles Squash 2001``
       

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Macleay Indoor Sports & Development Centre was originally established in 1978 and was formally known as Kempsey Indoor Sports.

The business changed hands in August 2013 has undergone major re branding. With a refreshed vibrancy, Macleay Indoor Sports enjoys the reputation as the only centre of its kind for a 300km radius .

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Please contact us for more information about Macleay Indoor Sports.

(02) 6562 1225
play@macleayindoorsports.com.au
497 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey 2440

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