1 April 2009 the primary and official scoring system for the game of
squash changed to point a rally (“PAR”).
change was adopted at the Annual General Meeting of the World Squash
Federation held in Manchester, England in October 2008.
official and primary scoring system for the game of singles is now as
Play is PAR to 11
At 10 all a player
must win by two points.
The traditional hand in hand out scoring to 9 points and
PAR to 15 points will be considered as alternative scoring methods. The
rules of squash prior to this latest change in scoring have provided
that point of rally scoring is an alternative method of scoring. The
provision in the rules of alternative methods of scoring allow club
administrators to adopt a different scoring system (often for social
competition) if that was thought more appropriate.
This change will for the first time in a long period
provide for a uniform scoring system at professional, national and club