Light at the end of the tunnel for squash?
For squash enthusiasts the world over, the Covid-19 pandemic has been hugely disruptive. To attempt to address this situation, the World Squash Federation posted guidelines for the re-opening of squash back in May 2020. They include a four-phase approach that incorporates many now-common health stipulations for dealing with Covid.
The tough Covid reality of an intense game of squash!
But squash is played in very close quarters in a small box, with only limited ventilation on many courts, with players breathing heavily. Lunging to reach the ball – for crosscourt and drop shots particularly and even rails – often means traveling directly towards the opponent, with open exposure to infection.
“This is a tough one!” – a discouraged squashie
How can squash be made safe during Covid?
With mounting public health views that Covid is transmitted by both droplets and aerosols, how can it be safe to continue to play squash? Beyond forming bubbles with others who take careful precautions in their daily lives, what are the best strategies to reduce risk on court?
What do you think?
All of us squash players want to hear what others are saying – please add your thoughts to this thread, and once we get some ideas flowing, we can start a video chat on it!