Squash lessons were held for new players last Wednesday at the Lakeside Multiplex, and will be held again this Wednesday for Burns Lake residents who wish to learn the game and utilize the court at the new multiplex which opened earlier this summer.
The rules of squash are fairly simple and easy to understand.
A singles game is played on a court that is 6.4 metres wide and 9.75 metres in length.
There are boundary lines that run along the front, back and side walls of the court, and they gradually decrease in height as they move towards the back wall of the court from the front wall.
After the serve a rally ensues, where the winner of the rally wins a point.
A rally ends if the ball bounces twice, hits the tin, is hit outside of the boundary lines, or touches the boundary lines or there is interference caused resulting in a point to the obstructed player.
In squash, every rally ends in a point, regardless of who served.
The next squash lessons begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27.