Recreational Squash NTU / NIE
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Recreational Squash NTU / NIE
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Please take a few minutes to read through this page before accessing the other sheets.
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Purpose
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The purpose of this document is to be a platform for recreational squash players in NTU / NIE to connect with one another, and if possible, to arrange casual matches with each other on a regular basis.

Players who are interested should leave their contact information here, and also look to link up with other players who are available at the same time slots, or have similar playing experience / skill.
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Instructions
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In this document, there are sheets entitled 'Mon', all the way to 'Sun'. Players should access the respective sheets according to the days they are available, and fill in the necessary information. Most of the column headers are self-explanatory, and 3 example entries have been provided for reference. Thereafter, players can contact each other via email / phone to make suitable arrangements to play at NTU, NIE or even outside of campus. If there are enough people, group sessions can also be arranged so that everyone will have more sparring partners to practice with.

Please feel free to share this document with anyone who might be interested!
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Information
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NSL Grade
In the other sheets, the column "NSL Grade" will only be relevant for players who have participated in the Singapore National Squash League (NSL) before. All registered players participate through their respective clubs, are graded based on their skill level, with "A" being the highest and "F" being the lowest. Mens and Womens' grading is done separately, and within each grade, there is also a distinction in the form of "1" or "2". As such, a D1 player is considered better than a D2 player. Official grading lists can be found on the Singapore Squash blog:

http://www.singaporesquash.com/p/nsl-2016.html
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Facilities
Squash courts are available at NIE, and the NTU Sports and Recreation Centre (SRC). To use the courts, players will have to book them beforehand. The relevant information can be found in these two links:

http://www.ntu.edu.sg/has/SnR/SportsFacilities/Pages/BookingofFacilities.aspx
https://www.nie.edu.sg/files/pess/Guide%20lines%20on%20sports%20facilities%20(13%20Apr%2011).pdf

Do note that on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the NTU squash team uses the SRC squash courts for training, and so it may be more difficult to book courts at those times.
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Equipment
Players will have to bring their own rackets and squash balls to play, as the SRC does not provide any for loan.

IMPORTANT: Only use non-marking shoes (other sports that use non-marking shoes include floorball, badminton, tennis, volleyball etc) when playing squash. Do not wear track / running shoes when playing, as they will damage the court flooring - SRC staff and NTU school team players have the right to request players with inappropriate footwear to leave.
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Rules of the Game
For those new to the game, the official rules and regulations can be found on: http://www.worldsquash.org/ws/rules/rules-of-squash-2

However, it is unnecessary to pore through large chunks of text simply to learn how the game works. A simpler option would be to search for explanatory videos on YouTube, many of which will provide sufficient knowledge of the game in a more condensed and understandable manner.
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This Document
This document is created and maintained by the NTU squash team. However, it is intended to be predominantly self-running, as majority of the activity will come from the players themselves. It is recommended that players only share the minimum information necessary for other parties to contact them, since this document is publicly available. For example, a player may choose to only provide an email or phone number, but not both. The team will not be responsible for any loss arising from arrangements made among the players themselves.
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If there are any queries, please email them to ntusquashteam@gmail.com.
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Thank you for your time, and we hope you will have an enjoyable experience being a part of this.
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