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PSA Squash TV - CIMB Malaysian Open 2012

Serve

Q. The serve lands near the half-court line in the correct court, the receiver strikes his opponent with the ball, headed directly to the front wall.

A. Stroke to the Receiver.

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Serve

Q. The serve lands on or below the service line.

A. Fault, Handout (Server loses the point)

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Serve

Q. The serve touches the sidewall before the front wall

A. Handout (Server loses the point)

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Serve

Q. The server misses striking the ball, before it bounces, in serving.

A. Handout (Server loses the point - Rule 4.3)

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Serve

Q. The server has one foot out of the service box and one foot on the line when serving.

A. Foot fault, Handout (Server loses the point)

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Serve

Q.  Serve hits the front wall above the "cut line" then strikes the back wall before  bouncing into the correct "half court".

A.  Good Serve

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Serve

Q. The serve hits the front wall above the "cut line", then hits the side wall, then the back wall, before bouncing on the floor in the correct half court..

A. Good Serve

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Return of Serve

Q. The ball returned up the centre of the court, then the striker is prevented from striking the ball due to his opponent taking up an unnecessarily close position, and interference occurs on the backswing.

A. Stroke to the Striker

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Return of Serve

Q. The receiver hits the server with the ball which was headed to the side wall, before going up on the front wall, preventing a good return.

A. Play a let.

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During Play

Q. The striker made no effort to move into position to play the ball and asked for a let.

A. No Let

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During Play

Q. The striker would have hit his opponent with the ball headed directly to the front wall.

A. Stroke to the Striker

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During Play

Q. A player strikes at the ball and misses, and on his second attempt would have hit his opponent with the ball.

A. Yes Let

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