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Competitive Squash and Racketball returns

All courts now open, latest England Squash guidelines and club hygiene information

Posted on Sep 01, 2020 by allan | Tags: squash,fsc,covid

We have some really great news - it's what we have all been waiting for.  From Tuesday 1st September we are able to play full competitive games of squash and racketball!  

England Squash have outlined the rules in which this is allowed so it is important that you follow their guidelines.  They can be found here:

https://www.englandsquash.com/back-to-squash/guidance-for-players

In summary, players can form bubbles comprising a maximum of six players and full-court open play is is permitted within each bubble, with the following modifications:

  • A player can be in only one bubble at any one time
  • 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’ 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, and 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
  • Protective eyewear or visors are strongly recommended at all times
  • Don't wipe your hands on the wall
  • Players are not allowed to shout or raise their voice
  • Please maintain social distancing when not on court, and continue follow your club’s hygiene and cleaning policies

We encourage you to create a bubble with those you wish to play.  Remember a bubble can only comprise a maximum of 6 players. 

To allow you to manage your bubble, we have provided sign-up sheets which are displayed on the notice board near court #2.  We have put up six bubble sheets, but more can be added.  We can have as many bubbles as are needed, but remember you can only be in one bubble at any time.

Before taking part in any non-socially distanced squash or racketball, you MUST you do the following:
1. Write your name and the date on a bubble list together with those you want in your bubble
2. Each player within the bubble must also sign on the list to confirm they will adhere to the England Squash bubble regulations.  These are displayed in full on the notice board

Please note that players can still play outside of a bubble, but they must continue to play 'sides' or socially distanced routines.

Help others and yourself buy observing our hygiene guidelines

 

It’s important that as a club we collectively create a safe environment in which we can enjoy playing our sport. Although different to what we are used to and restrictive, you must follow these guidelines to help make squash flourish at Fulwood again. 

We all want to return to normal operation as soon as possible and it’s the club’s intention to relax these restrictions over the coming weeks and months as advice from the government and our governing body - England Squash - evolves. 

READ THE FULL GUIDELINES HERE

 

We have also created this handy video guide to help you visualise the new rules. We know it is frustrating but please help the club to comply with the rules we have been asked to observe for the health and wellbeing of our members. Your help in this matter would be very much appreciated.

 

 

We hope you find this information useful and we look forward to seeing you on court soon.

The Squash & Racketball Team

 

 


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