Ball hits player - Referee decision?
Clear the ball or take the penalty
Published: 04 Apr 2005 - 06:55 by rippa rit
Updated: 07 Nov 2007 - 15:39
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There are three rules to be understood, eg Rule 9, 10 and 12, which will then help the Referee make an informed decision. Here is an interpretation of each of these rules.
- Rule 9 - Hitting an opponent with the ball.
- If a player strikes the ball, which, before reaching the front wall, hits the opponent or the opponent's racket or clothing, play stops.
- If the return would have been good and the ball would have struck the front wall without first touching any other wall, the striker wins the rally, provided the striker did not "turn".
- If the ball either had struck, or would have struck, any other wall, and the return would have been good, a let is played. If the return would not have been good, the striker loses the rally.
- Rule 9 - Turning.
- If the striker has either followed the ball round, or allowed it to pass around him or her - in either case striking the ball to the right of the body after the ball had passed to the left (or vice-versa) - then the striker has "turned".
- If the opponent is struck by the ball after the striker has turned, the rally is awarded to the opponent.
- If the striker, while turning, stops play for fear of striking the opponent, then a let is played. This is the recommended course of action in situations where a player wants to turn but is unsure of the opponent's position.
- Rule 10 - Further Attempts.
- A player, after attempting to strike the ball and missing, may make a further attempt to return the ball. If a further attempt would have resulted in a good return, but the ball hits the opponent, a let is played.
- If the return would not have been good, the striker loses the rally.
- Rule 12 - Interference.
- The player is entitled to a LET if he or she could have returned the ball and the opponent has made every effort to avoid the interference.
- The player is NOT entitled to a LET (ie loses the rally) if he or she could not have returned the ball, or accepts the interference and plays on, or the interference was so minimal that the player's access to and strike at the ball was not affected.
- The player is entitled to a STROKE (ie wins the rally) if the opponent did not make every effort to avoid the interference, or if the player would have hit a winning return,or if the player would have struck the opponent with the ball going directly to the front wall.
- Read more about the rules of squash.
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