Ideally, every player should have read and should know the rules of Squash; but, there are some rules that sometimes are ignored simply by the fact that none of the players or officials know them. I have read the “World Squash Singles Rules 2014” from the World Squash Federation and here are some of the rules that I believe every player should know, as well as commentary on how they are bypassed or misinterpreted by players and/or officials:
A couple of months ago squash enthusiasts were debating the US Pro Squash Tour's 5-Let rule, now there are no Lets! Can this work? Perhaps, time will tell but let's first take a better a look at its intent.
In the last couple of days there has been a great deal of talk about this subject and with good reason. This is a pretty significant change. It is a fact that in squash interference will occur. You have two people in a very confined space trying to move to and from the same place, the 'T' to the ball. Some contact is inevitable. Traditionally when a player believed they were interfered with and thought the interference prevented them from playing an appropriate shot they would stop play and appeal for a Let. The referee would then have 3 choices, yes Let, no Let, or Stroke. There is a defined process for this but for the most part it is interrupted as follows: