Squash has been referred to as the “athlete’s chess,” as it requires a great deal of strategy. The key to a good squash game is deception, and players hold their swing for longer periods of time to “hide” their moves and shot placement for as long as possible.
Squash is played in an enclosed court with two players hitting a hard rubber ball off the front wall. Lines painted on the ground indicate where players must serve from and where the serve must land.
Only the server may score a point, which is scored when either player fails to return the ball before it bounces twice. The first player to nine points wins. The match is won by taking the best out of five. In team competition, the team’s top nine scores are counted, and whichever team has the majority of victories wins the meet.