Squash is an indoor racket sport with two players, and a rubber ball that can vary in terms of speed or bounce. The players hit the ball with their rackets to bounce it off the front wall of the court. The ball can be played off any of the walls, as many times as needed and in any order, as long as the ball eventually hits the front wall. The ball can only bounce on the floor once before a point is conceded to the opposing player.
Squash rackets are a little smaller than those used for tennis, but have more resistance and higher string tension than those used for badminton. The player who wins the chance to serve first does this from where he or she is, on the left or right side. If this player does not commit a foul or make a foul serve, he or she will continue to serve, alternating between the left and right service box. A serve is considered valid if the ball hits the front wall, between the marked service line (middle line) and the outline (upper line) and if it lands in the opponent’s box on rebound.
Where to Play Squash in Lanzarote
Ciudad Deportiva Lanzarote (Arrecife). Two high-quality courts. Open: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Prices: € 4 an hour. Location: Avenida Alcalde Ginés de la Hoz, no number, Arrecife. For information call: +34 928 810 367.
Centro Deportivo Fariones (Puerto del Carmen). One high-quality court. Open: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Saturday; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Prices: € 10 an hour (€ 11 with artificial lighting). Location: Calle Alegranza, 2, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. For information call: +34 928 514 790.