Squash at IMGA Master Games

Squash is a racquet and ball sport played by two players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The objective of the game is to hit the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. There are about 20 million people who play squash regularly world-wide in over 185 countries. 

Squash has its origins in the older game of racquets which was played in London’s prisons in the 19th century. In the 20th century the game increased in popularity with various schools, clubs and private individuals building squash courts, but with no set dimensions. The first squash court in North America was at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire in 1884. In 1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the earliest national association of squash in the world, the United States Squash Racquets Association, now known as U.S. Squash, was formed. In April 1907 the Tennis, Rackets & Fives Association set up a subcommittee to set standards for squash. Then the sport soon formed, combining the three sports together called “Squash”. 

 

Age categories

Individual Men and Women: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+
Teams: 35+, 45+, 55+

The age category you will compete in for Squash will be determined as at the first day of the Squash competition which is likely to be the first day of competition. The age of the youngest player on the team will determinate the team’s age category. For example, if you turn 40 by the first day of competition, you would compete in the 40+ age category.

 

Grade definitions

Single Events
A Grade – Open/Competitive: This grade is for players who have competed at an international or national team level and players who have competed in national, provincial/state championships and competitive leagues.

B Grade – Recreational: This grade is for those who play in non-competitive leagues and for social and casual players.

Team Events
A Grade – Open/Competitive: For all players who have competed at an international or national team level, and those who have competed in national, provincial/state championships, and club players.

B Grade – Recreational: This grade is for those who play in non-competitive leagues and for social and casual players.

Minimum of 3 players per team, maximum of 5. Must have a minimum of one male, one female per team.

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Past Results

View the WMG Portland 1998 Squash Results
View the WMG Melbourne 2002 Squash Results
View the WMG Sydney 2009 Squash Results
View the WMG Torino 2013 Squash Results
View the WMG Nice 2015 Squash Results
View the PMG Vancouver 2016 Squash Results
View the APMG Penang 2018 Squash Results


The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.

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