World Squash Federation

FAQs

How has the game of Squash changed in the United States?

For nearly 80 years, Squash in the United States was played with a 'hard ball' on an 'American' sized squash court measuring 18' 6" wide by 32' long. In the early 1990's, the International game - played with a 'soft ball' - was adopted by the U.S. The International court is wider and measures 21' wide by 32' in length.

There are over 125 countries in the world who are official members of the World Squash Federation, an organization that has been actively lobbying for the inclusion of Squash in the Olympic Games. Squash is currently included in the Pan Am and Commonwealth games.


Is Squash growing in the United States?

Squash has seen tremendous growth in the United States since adopting the "International" game. American Juniors are now acknowledged as some of the best players in the world. U.S. Squash is the governing body for the game of Squash in the United States www.ussquash.com.


How do we know which of the Anderson court systems to choose from?

In our first conversation, we'll ask a number of questions to better understand your needs and preferences covering key areas such as:

  • Budget
  • Playing expectations
  • Rebound characteristics
  • Sound and feel
  • Use
  • Children or adults
  • Beginners or pros
  • Maintenance

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When should an owner or architect get in touch with Anderson Courts?

Right from the beginning!

Working with you and your team from the beginning assures that you'll cover all that is needed to efficiently get your project moving. Gordon Anderson can help you decide which court system suits your needs best.

We're also a big help to the planning team of the facility given our experience in working with the finest facilities in the U.S. Owners and architects have been very comfortable with us and have appreciated our suggestions to enhance their overall design and layout of courts.

Our construction team will provide all specifications and details necessary to produce construction documents.


What work needs to be completed by the Owner's Contractor?

When choosing Armourcoat plaster, Fiberesin panel and Edge-grain Maple, "out of play" areas are completed by the local general contractor prior to the arrival of Anderson Courts crew. Pre-work includes:

  • Framing and insulation
  • Substrates
  • Lighting
  • Ceilings
  • Drywall (or block for Armourcoat plaster)
  • HVAC

What does Anderson Courts provide?

The specialty finishes completed by Anderson Courts installers include:

  • Court wall systems
  • Flooring
  • Glass Walls
  • Accessories

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Why should an owner or architect choose Anderson Courts over the others who build courts?

Simple and for a number of reasons!

Anderson Courts offers you a choice in court systems and can tailor your courts to preferences, needs and budget - each with the best of materials in flooring, fittings and glass.

Our team in the office is as diligent as one could hope for and excited to work with you on the smallest of details. We want to be certain that owners and architects have everything - including all pre-work details (framing and substrate) to ensure the overall integrity and longevity of each court. We will even contact our court customers once a year and coordinate with the responsible person in looking after their courts, to make sure all components of their squash courts are working and perfectly maintained. We do this with the help of our Preventative Maintenance Report.

Your courts will be built by our men - men who know what they're doing and work for Anderson Courts on a full time basis - we trust our guys and they've been embraced by owners for their tremendous sense of duty to perfection. We do not sub contract jobs - the quality of your court is too important to us.

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