Master the basics of squash
The rules for both squash and squash 57 are almost identical, and to put them simply, you hit a ball against a wall! It’s as easy as that.
WATCH: basics tactics
Hear tactics for gaining an advantage over your opponent from National Coach David Campion:
Get to grips with the jargon
Here's a quick run through on some of the common terms used in squash and squash 57:
Serve – starting a rally by hitting the ball (underarm or overarm) against the front wall.
Let – if your swing is impeded by your opponent, a let is called and neither player wins a point.
Stroke – if your swing is prevented by your opponent, a stroke is called and you win the point.
Out line – the line running around the top of the court. If the ball hits the red line that marks the top of the court then it's out.
Service line – the line on the front wall in between the tin and out lines.
Tin – area below the lowest red line on the front wall. If the ball hits this line or below then it's out.
The T - the T shape in the middle of the court where the lines meet.