Great news! From Tuesday 1 September squash clubs and venues in England are permitted to form player ‘squash bubbles’ and play full-court squash, although modifications and additional hygiene measures will be required.
What is a squash bubble?
A bubble consists of a maximum of six players. Players can only be part of one bubble at a time.
Players within the bubble can play full-court matches but with the following England Squash modifications and hygiene measures;
Only two players on court at one time.
Play best of three games.
Play first to 11 points, sudden-death at 10-all.
Use ‘Sides’ as a way to maintain social distancing throughout the warm-up.
During each game, when the first player reaches five points, both players should wipe away excessive sweat, sanitise their hands and the ball. Repeat between games.
The same player to serve / touch the ball during each half of a game, and at the halfway point, switch servers.
Players must wear protective eyewear or visor.
Players must not touch the court walls.
Players are not allowed to shout or raise their voice.
Forming a "Squash Bubble" at ALderley Edge
One member of your group will need to submit details of who is in your "Squash Bubble" to Matt McFahn at email@example.com
When sending this information through, please include names and email addresses of everyone in the bubble as they will each need to confirm they agree to adhere to the Squash Bubble rules.
If a player wishes to switch bubbles, they must take a 7-day break from playing the full version of the game before joining a different bubble. ‘Sides’ or socially distanced practices can be played during this 7-day break.
Junior Squash - 2020 Programme Launch - Friday 11 September
Junior Squash will restart on Friday 11 September. All juniors already participating in Friday junior squash will be contacted during the first week of September with details of how the sessions will be structured to meet England Squash Covid-19 guidelines. We will be able to form groups (Squash Bubbles) of 5 people. If you're not currently involved in junior squash and would like more information drop an email to Matt McFahn firstname.lastname@example.org