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Amendment to Doubles Rules

Published: 28 May 2008 - 16:22 by rippa rit

Updated: 30 May 2008 - 13:17

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For those who are fortunate enough to have doubles courts here is an amendment to the dloubles rules to be effective for the World Doubles in 2008 and in 2010 Commonwealth Games.


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From rippa rit - 30 May 2008 - 13:17

Mike at the bottom of that link I gave you there was a further link to the Doubles Rules as at April 2008.

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From mike - 30 May 2008 - 08:02

I guess what I want to know is the next time I play doubles do I need to say that the handout and interference rules have changed and this is how we must play now?

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From rippa rit - 30 May 2008 - 06:25

Mike - I would not get too hung up on the scoring as that is always flexible with singles and doubles, the format to suit the event.  However, the part I think you need to embrace is the rules, eg 'serving' and 'interference' component.

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From mike - 29 May 2008 - 22:54

Yeah I read that, and it implies the ruling is only for those events, though the statement isn't totally explicit.

I think the handout system should be consistent across all levels of play. The PARS would probably shorten amatuer games too much, so it could reasonably be for the elite level only.

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From rippa rit - 29 May 2008 - 18:19

Mike - click on the link in the post and read the WSF News release.  Here is the quote:

"This revision of the World Squash Doubles Rules was adopted by the WSF AGM in October 2007 to be used at the World Doubles in 2008 and the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

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From mike - 29 May 2008 - 08:47

These Rules will be used at the World Doubles in 2008 and the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

So does this mean the rules don't apply to doubles matches elsewhere? Are they yet to be formally introduced for general doubles play?

The court width issue won't make much difference to amateur players, but the scoring system certainly would.

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