Updated: 1:29 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 | Posted: 12:21 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012
By Debbie Juniewicz
Address: 3200 West Tech Road, Miamisburg, just off Springboro Pike
Phone: (937) 885-9701
Upcoming: Midwestern Junior Squash Championships, Feb. 24-26
(From the World Squash Federation)
The game of singles squash is played between two players, each using a racket, a ball and played in a court, all three of which must meet WSF specifications.
Point-a-Rally scoring to 11 points is the official scoring system for all levels of competitive squash since April 1, 2009.
Either player may score points. The server, on winning a rally, scores a point and retains the service; the receiver, on winning a rally, scores a point and becomes the server.
A match is the best of 3 or 5 games at the option of the organizers of the competition.
Each game is played to 11 points. The player who scores 11 points first wins the game with one exception. If the score reaches 10-all, the game continues until one player leads by two points.
Each time the score reaches 10-all, the Marker announces “10-all: a player must win by 2 points.”
The Marker calls “Game ball” to indicate that the player who is leading requires 1 point to win the game in progress, or “Match ball” to indicate that the player who is leading requires 1 point to win the match. This includes the situations where it is the receiver who requires 1 point to win the game or match (e.g. “10-6, game (or match) ball” followed by “hand out, 7-10, game (or match) ball.”