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Squash court.

Squash is a sport in which two players hit a ball with a racket (or Racquet). The aim of the game is to beat the other player by hitting the front wall and making the ball bounce twice on the floor before they can hit their turn, or for them to hit the ball out of play.

Playing equipment

Squash racket and ball.

The ball

The ball is made of rubber. It is hollow. When it is warm it bounces more. Balls are marked with different coloured dots. They are made to bounce at different speeds depending on the colour of the dots. Balls with yellow dots are slow. Balls with green or white dots are average. Balls with red dots are fast.[1]

The racket

The racket (or Racquet) is similar to a tennis racket, but it's lighter and smaller.The specifications have changed over the years and now the rackets are becoming larger.

Famous players

Squash was played by Jahangir Khan who had dominated it for 25 years. He had beat Rodney Martin from Australia 15-5, 15-8, and 15-10 in the final round. He can be considered the #1 squash player.

References

  1. "Squash Balls". www.squashplayer.co.uk. http://www.squashplayer.co.uk/squash_balls.htm. Retrieved 2011-02-06.

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