Squash & Racketball during Covid-19

Ebbisham Squash is now in Phase 2 'Squash Bubbles'

 

Squash clubs and venues in England are now able to move to Phase 2 in our return to play plan, allowing players to
form ‘squash bubbles’ and play full-court matches, although modifications and additional hygiene measures will be
required.


We at Ebbisham are continuing to working hard to ensure we provide a safe environment. To ensure we stay safe and stay open we are strictly following and enforcing the Government and the England Squash Guidelines. (Guidance for players)


The guidelines set out by Ebbisham Sports Club that you must follow to play squash/racketball and keep
you and fellow players safe:

 

Squash Bubbles

  • Bubbles consist of a maximum of 6 players and players within a ‘squash bubble’ are permitted to play fullcourt matches
    Only 2 players on the court at one time.
    Play the best of 3 games first to 11 points, sudden-death at 10-all. Use ‘Sides’ to maintain social distancing throughout the warm-up. During each game, when the first player reaches five points, both players should wipe away excessive sweat and sanitise their hands and the ball. Repeat between games. The same player to
    serve/touch the ball during each half of a game, and at the halfway point, switch servers.
  • Protective eyewear or visors are strongly recommended at all times.
  • Don't wipe your hands on the wall.
  • Players are not allowed to shout or raise their voices.
  • Players can only belong to one bubble (either racketball or squash, not both) at a time but following a 7 daybreak of playing full squash/racketball, you can switch once you’ve got agreement from Ebbisham’s COVID19 officer.
  • Players cannot be in a squash bubble in more than one club.
    Players from the bubble that have been in contact with a symptomatic player within 7 days prior must self-isolate and undertake tests as per government guidelines,  even if they exhibit no symptoms themselves until it has been determined whether or not the symptomatic player has tested positive or negative.
  • Players within the bubble can resume play if the COVID-19 test proves negative.
  • We are requesting that all members who plan to play within a 'squash bubble' complete a Player Agreement Form prior to their first game. The form can be downloaded by clicking here and hard copies will also be available from the club office.

 

Socially Distance Squash

  • If not playing in a squash bubble and not playing with a member of your immediate support bubble you can
    still play 'Sides' as it's a modified/adapted version of the game which allows players to meet social
    distancing measures, with each player remaining in their half of the court at all times.
  • More details on how to play sides can be found here Ways to play.

 

Ebbisham Sports Club Eastway Epsom Surrey KT19 8SG  ~  Tel: 01372 720647