squash & racketball at sutton tennis & squash club
We are pleased to announce the first phase in the return of Squash & Racketball.
Following Government, Sports England and England Squash guidelines, the implementation of new systems and procedures have been necessary in order for us to open.
Whilst we can’t get back to normal just yet, there is a sign of recovery. The guidance provided must be strictly followed by all to ensure the health and safety of fellow members and staff.
Access To Courts
Health & Safety
Rules of Play
How to play 'Sides'
Sides is an adapted version of the game for two players from different households and is designed to comply with social distancing measures.
Socially distanced practices for more advanced players
Here are some recommended practices that more advanced players from two different households can play, designed to comply with social distancing measures.
1: Cross court volleys
Both players volley the ball cross court to each other from behind the service box. Switch sides. To make it easier, move closer to the front wall. To make it harder, move further away from the front wall
Make it cooperative: Aim for as many volleys in a row as possible. Switch sides and see if you can beat your previous total
2: Straight to self then cross court volley
Stood behind the service box, both players play two shots, volley straight to self then cross court to your opponent. Switch sides
3: Straight lob vs straight volley drop
Front player plays straight lobs and back player plays straight volley drops. Alternate and switch sides
4: Boast vs straight drive
Front player plays straight drives. Back player boasts. Alternate
Make it competitive: Front player can play straight or cross court, back player must always boast. First to reach 7 points wins
5: Drive or cross court drive vs boast or drop
Front player can play a straight or cross court drive. Back player can play a straight drop or boast. Alternate
6: Straight drop then straight drive vs straight to self then boast
Front player plays two shots, a straight drop followed by a straight drive. Back player plays two shots, a straight drive followed by a boast. Alternate
7: Straight drop then cross court deep vs straight to self then boast
Front player plays two shots, a straight drop followed by any shot cross court deep. Back player plays two shots, a straight drive followed by a boast. Alternate and switch sides
8: Front vs back on one side
Front player can play any straight shot deep. Back player can play a straight shot short. Alternate and switch sides
9: Front vs back on both sides
Front player can play straight or cross court. Back player must always play straight shot short. Alternate
Make it competitive: Front player can play straight or cross court deep, the back player must always play straight short. First to reach 7 points wins