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
If you feel unwell / have any cold symptoms / are displaying COVID symptoms / have had contact with anyone with COVID DO NOT ATTEND THE CLUB
If you exhibit COVID symptoms after attending the squash club – please notify a member of the committee immediately
If you feel uncomfortable in a social / squash setting as a result of COVID do not attend the club
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)
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
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;
"Parent guest of Junior Member"
"Junior Guest of Parent Member"
"Spouse / Partner of same household"
Courts must be pre-booked, no walk-ins (this allows evidencable traceability as required by the government
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)
No borrowing / hiring / sharing of equipment
Please bring your own hydration & store at the front of the court. The water fountain WILL NOT BE IN-USE & will be turned off
Please do not congregate as a group around the squash court premises
Please do NOT wipe your hands / sweat on the walls
If you bring wipes / paper towels etc. to the club – please could you dispose of these at home / take away from the club
Follow government social distance guidelines whilst visiting the club at all times
Please wipe down the door handles / door knobs with bacterial wipes as you leave the courts
Club nights are currently on hold pending further government guidelines
Junior Club is currently on hold pending further government guidelines
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
The normal game of squash CANNOT be played by players from different households
Squash Solo practice on court is allowed
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
Members of the same household CAN play a normal game of squash
One to one coaching is allowed (with the coach on court with one club member but adhering to social distance ruling)
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
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.
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;
For those that wish to play full court squash, they can form a bubble of a max of 6 people
The formation of this bubble MUST be registeed with the club through Stuart Savill and Neal Brooker
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 six 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.
Protective eyewear or visors are strongly recommended at all times.
Players must not wipe their hands on the court walls.
Players are not allowed to shout or raise their voice.
For England Squash guidence / recommendations - please click HERE