Update On Cheam Squash Rules Whist - COVID / Return to Squash


As a reminder - here are the latest rules and guidence aligning to current guidelines released from Cheam Squash

Return to Squash Rules - General

  1. If you feel unwell / have any cold symptoms / are displaying COVID symptoms / have had contact with anyone with COVID DO NOT ATTEND THE CLUB

  2. If you exhibit COVID symptoms after attending the squash club – please notify a member of the committee immediately

  3. If you feel uncomfortable in a social / squash setting as a result of COVID do not attend the club

  4. Do not arrive any earlier that 5 minutes before your booking – we have a 15-minute offset between courts – this will ensure that we limit traffic within the club)

  5. Sanitize your hands regularly whilst at the club with particular focus before and after being on a squash court. Sanitizing stations are available around the club and at the front door. These are clearly marked. Please ensure you sanitize hands at the front door before entering the premises

  6. NO GUESTS with the EXCEPTION of an adult accompanying a JUNIOR member from the same household OR a spouse / partner from the same household OR an Adult parent bringing their child. This is for extremely occasional play - and should not be a regular occurance. You must log this on entry on the court booking system with the opponent showing as one of the following;

  7. "Parent guest of Junior Member"

  8. "Junior Guest of Parent Member"

  9. "Spouse / Partner of same household"

  10. Courts must be pre-booked, no walk-ins (this allows evidencable traceability as required by the government

  11. Changing rooms WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE at re-opening. Please arrive at the club in your kit ready to play / do not change whilst at the club (with the exception of footwear / court shoes)

  12. No borrowing / hiring / sharing of equipment

  13. Please bring your own hydration & store at the front of the court. The water fountain WILL NOT BE IN-USE & will be turned off

  14. Please do not congregate as a group around the squash court premises

  15. Please do NOT wipe your hands / sweat on the walls

  16. If you bring wipes / paper towels etc. to the club – please could you dispose of these at home / take away from the club

  17. Follow government social distance guidelines whilst visiting the club at all times

  18. Please wipe down the door handles / door knobs with bacterial wipes as you leave the courts

  19. Club nights are currently on hold pending further government guidelines

  20. Junior Club is currently on hold pending further government guidelines

  21. It is strongly advised, that whilst in the premises waiting to go on court, you wear a face mask

Phase-1 Return to Squash (25th July 2020)

NB these rules will change as england squash introduce new phases over the coming weeks and months

  1. The normal game of squash CANNOT be played by players from different households

  2. Squash Solo practice on court is allowed

  3. Squash “SIDES” can be played allowing two players from different households to play on the same court but observing social distancing for more information follow this link: https://www.englandsquash.com/backtosquash

  4. Members of the same household CAN play a normal game of squash


  6. One to one coaching is allowed (with the coach on court with one club member but adhering to social distance ruling)

  7. At no point should there be more than 9 people on premise – 2 players per court (Max), two potentially waiting in the gallery area awaiting court walk on and the presence of potentially one coach

  8. Handling of the same ball by different players during a session is discouraged. A new boxed ball should be used wherever possible and only touched by one player.

  9. No squash leagues

Phase-2 Squash Bubbles (2nd September 2020)

Phase 2 brings in the addition of Squash Bubbles, rules around this are as follows;

  1. For those that wish to play full court squash, they can form a bubble of a max of 6 people

  2. The formation of this bubble MUST be registeed with the club through Stuart Savill and Neal Brooker

  3. Only two players on court at one time.

  4. Play best of three games.

  5. Play first to 11 points, sudden-death at 10-all.

  6. Use ‘Sides’ as a way to maintain social distancing throughout the warm-up.

  7. During each game, when the first player reaches six points, both players should wipe away excessive sweat, sanitise their hands and the ball. Repeat between games.

  8. The same player to serve / touch the ball during each half of a game, and at the halfway point, switch servers.

  9. Protective eyewear or visors are strongly recommended at all times.

  10. Players must not wipe their hands on the court walls.

  11. Players are not allowed to shout or raise their voice.

For England Squash guidence / recommendations - please click HERE

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