Why play squash?
How do I play?
Squash is a racquet sport played in an indoor four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The aim of the game is to make the ball impossible to play, or force an error, from the opposition. The ball can only bounce once. Players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces, marked by lines, of the four walls of the court. After each shot you must try to get out of the way of both the ball and the opposition.
Within Otago, 15 points are needed to win a game, with the ‘best of five’ declared the winner of the match. More here.
England Squash - How To Play Squash
What do I need?
- Comfy exercise clothing - you'll run, jump, twist and turn.
- Non-marking indoor shoes.
- Squash racket and ball - gear available from our sponsor Otago Sports Depot.
- Towel and water bottle.
How do I get started?
Join a club
Search for a club in your area and see what they have to offer - many clubs have open nights for people to give it a go.
Some squash clubs within the region offer the public a way to make a casual booking.