Thursday, March 17, 2016




A Squash Court is a rectangular box with four vertical walls of varying height; being the Front Wall, Side Walls and Back Wall. It has a level floor and a clear height above the court area.


A Squash Court may be constructed from a number of materials providing they have suitable ball rebound characteristics and are safe for play; however, the WSF publishes a Squash Court Specification which contains recommended standards. The standards must be met for competitive play as required by the appropriate National Governing Body of Squash.


There shall be space provided for a marker and a referee, who shall be able to see the whole
of the court and shall be able to hear the play and the players and be heard by them.
 The space for the marker and the referee shall be behind the plane of the back wall. 


.1 Length: 9750 mm plus or minus 10 mm
.2 Width: 6400 mm plus or minus 10 mm
.3 Diagonals: 11665 mm plus or minus 25 mm

Plane of Court Walls

 The walls of the court shall be plane and:
 have no indentations, holes or open joints of more than 2 mm across in any dimension
in the plane of the wall
 have no variations from the true surface of more than 3 mm when measured in any
direction with a 1800 mm long straight edge.

The Floor

4.8 The floor shall be level to within plus or minus 10 mm in the length, width and on the
diagonals of the court.
4.9 Any joint in the floor finish shall be plane to within 0.25 mm. Any open joint shall not be more than 2 mm wide, except that any expansion gap shall not be more than 6 mm at the juncture of the floor with any wall, unless the construction method requires perimeter ventilation in which case the gap shall not be more than 12 mm wide. The floor surface shall be true to within plus or minus 3 mm in 3 metres..



All court markings shall be 50 mm wide and contrast in colour to adjoining surfaces, all wall
markings shall be the same colour and all floor markings shall be the same colour.

Front Wall

There shall be three horizontal court markings on the front wall:
the front wall line
the service line
 the upper 50mm of the Tin.

Back Wall

There shall be one horizontal court marking on the back wall, the back wall line. The lower edge of the line shall be 2130 mm above finished floor level except that if the court has a transparent wall 2130 mm (plus or minus 5 mm) high above finished floor level thback wall line shall be omitted.

Side Walls

There shall be one court marking on each side wall, the side wall line. The line shall join the
ends of the front wall line and the back wall line. If the back wall line is omitted as allowed
above, the side wall line shall join the ends of the front wall and an imaginary back wall line. The side wall lines shall not project into the court but should ideally be so shaped as to deflect any balls striking them.
 If the court has a transparent side wall it is recommended that the wall extends to a minimum height of 5250 mm above the floor for at least the first 2000 mm back from the front wall.

There shall be four court markings on the floor:

the Short Line
the Half Court Line
the Service Boxes .


Each wall of the court shall be of the same construction over the whole of the playing area
except as allowed under 3.2 above. Adjacent walls need not be of the same construction.
Strength. The walls of the court and all components of them shall be capable of withstanding all the stresses which may be placed upon them in normal play and shall not suffer any permanent or temporary damage as a result of:

 The impact of balls or rackets:

 The impact of players defined as equivalent to that of a human body with a mass of
100kg and a coefficient of absorption of 47% (i.e. 47% of the impact energy is
absorbed by the body and 53% transmitted to the wall), travelling at the moment of
impact at a speed of 4.5 metres per second and striking the wall at right angles to it
over an area of not more than 0.25 square metres at a height to the centre of the
impact area of 1.47 metres (plus or minus 50 mm) over the whole of its length.

Deflection of Court Walls

The walls of the court shall not deflect under the impact of the ball in normal play to such an extent or in such a manner than the rebound of the ball is affected.
6.6 The walls may deflect under the impact of players if it is necessary for their structural integrity that they should do so; however, they should not deflect to such an extent or in such a manner so as to affect the safety of the players, officials or spectators.
6.7 Any wall which deflects as above shall return to its original static position within one second of the initial impact and shall not suffer any breakage nor any permanent or temporary damage as a result of the deflection.

Ball Rebound

The ball shall rebound truly on striking all parts of the playing walls. The ball rebound shall be consistent over the whole area of each wall.
All wall surfaces including transparent materials shall have surface friction such that the pace and wall angle characteristics are equivalent to that encountered in a plaster court.


It is recommended that the door to the court is located in the middle of the back wall, but in any event should be in the middle third and shall open into the court.
Inside Surface of the Door
The inside surface of the door shall be plane and shall be flush with the adjacent wall surfaces when the door is closed. It shall be fitted with a flush handle and a restraining device which shall stop the door opening through 180 degrees and hitting the court wall.
The door shall match the co lour, texture and ball rebound characteristics of the adjacent wall surfaces as closely as possible and shall be fitted with a latch or other mechanism which will prevent the door opening following an impact of a player with it on the court side.
Size of the Door
The door shall not normally be more than 900 mm wide and 2130 mm high. Note should be taken that local conditions may require disabled access greater than this which should be
referred to manufacturers when transparent materials are being used.

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