Squash Court Dimensions

Before playing squash, it is important to understand the squash court dimensions (similar to the Racquetball Court layout) and its rules, as this knowledge helps players understand the game better. There is a standard size of squash court around the world, but it is not used equally at all levels of competition.

A professional squash court measures 6.4 meters wide by 9.75 meters long, with a height of 6.4 meters.

Squash court markings and walls include the front wall, side walls, and back wall, as well as lines such as the half court line, short line, service box, side wall line, and outlines. This article provides detailed information about the dimensions and markings of a squash court.

Squash Court Dimensions
Squash Court Dimensions

Squash Court Dimensions – Measurements and Metrics

The Game

Squash Sport is also referred to as racquetball and handball. Tennis, badminton, and ping pong layout have similarities with squash games. Squash matches can be played singly with two players or double with two players on each team. The game aims to strike the ball with rackets against the wall so that your opponent player cannot make a good shot back.

Squash Court Markings – Squash Court lines & Walls

Before knowing the squash court dimensions and measurements, it’s important to understand the basic parts, markings, lines, and walls of the squash court.

Squash Court Dimensions
Squash Court Dimensions

Front Wall

 The front wall is the serving or receiving position of the players with the dimensions 4570 mm (15 ft).

Side Walls

The side wall is located on the left and right sides of the serving or receiving position of the players.

Back Wall

The back wall is behind the serving or receiving position of the players. It measures 2130 mm (7 feet) in height.

Half Court Line

Half-court line separates the front and back halves of the court. It runs parallel to the side walls between the front and back walls. This line is located at 3200 mm (10 feet 6 inches) from the back wall.

The half-court line should be a straight line that extends the full width of the court, which is 6400 mm (21 feet) from wall to wall.

Short Line

The short line measures 3.5 meters (11 feet 6 inches) from the court’s front wall and runs parallel to it. It marks the service box’s boundary, a small rectangular area in the front corners of the court where the server must stand when serving the ball.

Service Box

The service box is a small 5’ 3 square shape area in the front corners of the court where the server must stand when serving the squash ball. On the court, there are two service boxes. They are placed on each side of the court (left and right).

Side Wall Line

The boundary line on the court, which runs parallel to its side walls and designates the outermost border of the playing area, is known as the side wall line.

If the ball hits the side wall line or goes beyond it, it is considered out of play, and a point is awarded to the opponent player.

Out Lines

Outlines on a squash court mark the boundaries of the playing area and determine whether a shot is considered in-play or out-of-play.

  • Front wall outline: The front wall outline is placed at the top of the front wall and marks the top boundary of the playing area.
  • Back wall outline: The back wall outline is placed at the bottom of the back wall and marks the bottom boundary of the playing area.
  • Sidewall outlines: There are two side wall outlines, one on each side of the court, which mark the outer boundaries of the playing surface. 

Tin Line

Tin serves as an imaginary net. The tin line on a squash court refers to the line that runs horizontally across the front wall of the court, approximately 480 mm (1.5 ft)  above the floor. When a squash ball hits the tin, it is considered a fault, and the point is awarded to the opposing player. 

Service Line

The service line runs parallel to the front wall, approximately one-third of the way up the court. It serves as a barrier between the service box and the rest of the court. It is used to determine whether a service is valid or not.

Singles Squash Court Dimensions

Squash Court Singles Dimensions
Squash Court Singles Dimensions

A standard squash court measures approximately 9750 mm in length, 6400 mm in width, and 5640mm in height. These singles squash court dimensions are specified by the World Squash Federation (WSF) and are typically used for professional and international competitions.

  • Length: 9750 mm (32 feet)
  • Width: 6400 mm (21 feet)
  • Height: 5640 mm (18.5 feet)
  • Front wall height: 4,570 mm (15 feet)
  • Service line distance from the front wall: 1,830 mm (6 feet)
  • Tin height: 480 mm (19 inches)

Doubles Squash Court Dimensions

Squash Court Doubles Dimensions
Squash Court Doubles Dimensions

The double squash court dimensions are as follows:

  • Length: 9750 mm (9.75 meters)
  • Width: 7620 mm (6.4 meters)
  • Height: 5640 mm (7.62 meters)

Squash Court Floor

All actions occur on the squash playing surface in the squash court, despite the crucial walls and boundaries. Surface dimensions must be 21’0″ in width and 32’0″ in length. There are lines that must be considered, similar to other sports surfaces.

The next component is the board or tin that “attaches” the court surface to the front wall. The tin should be 19 inches tall.

Minimum Clearance Height 

A minimum clearance height should be 5640 mm (18 ft) between the ceiling and the floor.

The Door

The squash door is located within the court and in the center of the back wall. The door width should be between 700 mm to 900 mm, and the length should not be exceeded 2130 mm.

What is American Handball and its dimensions?

A squash court can be used for other racquetball and handball games. The dimensions of a handball court are also important to consider, with a standard size of handball is 20 feet wide by 40 feet long. Goals must be scored by throwing the ball from outside the goals zone or by diving into it; only the opposing goalkeeper is allowed in the zone.

A handball court is divided into different areas, including the short line, long line, service line, and backline, which determine the boundaries of the playing area.

The sport is typically played indoors, but outdoor courts exist in the forms of field handball, Beach handball, and Czech handball.

What is a handball long line?

The handball long line is a line that runs parallel to the short line in a handball court. It is located 30 feet from the front wall and marks the front and back court boundary. The purpose of the long line is to prevent players from camping out in the backcourt and to encourage more movement and faster play.


Squash rackets and balls are smaller in size compared to racquetball. The squash court has an “out of bounds” area, unlike racquetball. While the scoring criteria for both sports differ, squash matches are only scored up to 9 points, while racquetball matches are scored up to 15.

In squash, a hollow rubber ball is used along with two racquets for singles or four for doubles. The objective of the game is to hit the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to return it and ultimately to win points by forcing the opponent to make errors or hit the ball out of bounds.

The standard squash court Length is 9.75m, and the width of the court is 6.4m. The diagonal size of the court is 11.665m.

The standard court length is 32 feet and 21 feet wide.  The total area of the squash court is 672 ft² (62.4 m²).

Important Details - Squash Court Dimensions
Important Details – Squash Court Dimensions


All in all, the article provides a deep understanding of Squash Court DImensions, accumulating the most accurate and authentic dimensions like the dimensions of other sports done here. You can draw or construct any of the courts as per your choice.

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