Guide to WSF specifications
The World Squash Federation (WSF) has established a comprehensive set of Squash Court Specifications, which serve as the primary international standard for the design and construction of squash courts. These specifications are endorsed and recommended for use in all squash court construction projects.
Moreover, the complexity of these specifications necessitates the involvement of a specialist in squash court construction. Such an expert can provide invaluable guidance in determining which of the available court elements best align with your specific requirements and financial constraints.
It's important to note that all squash court manufacturers who have been awarded Complete Court Accreditation by the WSF have court systems that share similar technical characteristics.
In case there are any doubts you can also contact the National Squash Federation in your country for further advise or you send an inquiry to the Squash Facilities Network through the contact form below.
Why there is a need for special squash court walls?
The walls of a squash court are subjected to a plethora of challenges. One such challenge includes withstanding the intense impact of squash balls, which can reach velocities of up to 200 km/h. In addition to the sheer force exerted by these balls, the walls must also accommodate the vacuum effect precipitated by the ball's swift rebound. This effect has the potential to dislodge particles from the wall. Consequently, it is imperative that only walls specifically designed for squash to withstand such rigorous conditions are utilised in the construction of squash courts.
Standard Courts vs Glass Show Courts
When it comes to designing squash courts, there are generally two primary types to consider: Standard Courts and Glass Show Courts.
Standard Courts: These courts typically feature three solid walls and a glass back wall. They are the standard choice for most squash facilities, providing a well-balanced and functional playing environment.
Glass Show Courts: On the other hand, Glass Show Courts are a visually striking option. These courts are constructed entirely from glass, and they serve multiple purposes. They are often used for events with more than 50 spectators, creating a captivating spectacle for the audience. Additionally, elite facilities may opt for Glass Show Courts to give their players the opportunity to practice on the same type of court used in major tournaments. This can enhance the overall prestige and ambiance of the facility.
The choice between these two types of courts should align with your specific goals, budget, and the intended use of the facility. Standard Courts offer practicality and cost-effectiveness, while Glass Show Courts add a touch of grandeur and are perfect for showcasing the sport to a wider audience.