My friend say's that you are allowed to play squash with a tennis racket. I say he's dreaming. Who is right?
You are right. The specifications for a Squash racket and a Tennis racket are completely different and using a Tennis racket for Squash would not only be unsuitable but also dangerous.
I am a physically-handicapped beginner with unnaturally weak wrists which suffer tiredness as a game progresses. To help offset the weight of the racket in my hand, I have attached a piece of elastic to my racket head and attached this to an arm band worn on my upper arm. This helps support the racket head at an angle to the ground and I find it maintains the power of both my serve and my forehand drive, particularly as the game progresses.
I now want to play in the lower leagues at club level. However, I am only good enough with the help of this elastic racket support. I am very embarrassed about playing with it in case people accuse me of getting an unfair advantage from a piece of non-regulation equipment: it would be a great help if I could just say to people "Sorry mate, it's legal - check the rules!". Please could you advise me (and ignore my physical handicap). Paul Abel
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The specification of a racket in the rules of Squash states that no device shall be attached to any part of the racket except those which are used solely to limit or prevent wear and tear or vibration.
On this basis the use of an elastic support strap would not be within the rules, but if your opponents do not object there is no reason for you not to use it.
I hope they all agree and that your Squash improves.
In the middle of a rally, my racket broke but it did not interfere my opponent. My opponent could not retrieve my last shot. I think I got the point but my opponent says it's a let. Who is right.
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What is the fair outcome of the rally? You won the rally because your opponent could not retrieve the ball.
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