Sport Overview

In squash, players take turns in hitting a ball that bounces off the wall in front of them.
The ball must be hit before it bounces twice. Players can win rallies by using the side walls and rear wall to manipulate the direction of their shots or aiming at the corners of the walls to make it difficult for the opponent to hit the ball back.
Therefore, strategy and technique as well as speed and power are key elements, and it is not rare for elder players to beat younger ones. Players can adjust how much strength they use during rallies, which makes the sport a strategic and fun aerobic exercise.

The information on this page is for reference as it was held in May 2021.


(General Category)
GenderEventGradeAge Categories
MenA: Open30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+
B: Recreational30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+
C: Challenge30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+
WomenA: Open30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+
B: Recreational30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+
C: Challenge30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+
A- Open class: For persons who participate in championships and open competitions in Japan.
B- Recreational class: For persons who participate in friendship level tournaments.
C- Challenge class: For persons who have little experience in competition.
* The 30+ categories are special categories outside the WSF standards.
 Special class outside
* C: Special class outside WSF
* Participation in age categories younger than the actual age category is not allowed.


Individual registration (SPIN) with the World Squash Federation (WSF) is required.
However, individual registration (SPIN) is not required for the Challenge class.

Age Categories

Persons 30 years of age or older as of 20 May 2021 (persons who were born on or before 20 May 1991)
The competition rules of the World Squash Federation (WSF) shall apply.
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with their age determined as at 20 May 2021 – the first day of Squash competition at the Games. For example, if they turn 40 by the first day of competition, they would compete in the 40+ age category.

Sport News

[September 18,2020]Updated '5 Venues' of Sports Information Guide.
L-Sports Kyoto, the venue for the Squash for the Games has to close their business in the end of October.
In order to reflect this change to the Squash competition procedure and take necessary adjustments, we will coordinate with relevant sport associations.
The renewed competition procedure and the Guideline will be published in the beginning of November.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
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Kyoto Terrsa

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Kyoto Terrsa

Location 70 shimotonoda-cho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto 601-8047
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・8minutes by Walking from Kujo Station to Venue
・7minutes by Walking from Toji Station to Venue
Official Homepage http://www.kyoto-terrsa.or.jp/

Sport Check-in

[Date and Time]
 First day of own match

 Check-in place set up at each competition venue

Nearest Village

Masters Village Kyoto

Location 902 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Access ・From JR Kyoto Station, take the central exit and go down to the basement level using the escalator. Turn right at the first passage and proceed straight ahead. The next square is “Porta Plaza”.

・From the airport bus drop-off location “Kyoto Station Hachijo-guchi”, proceed to “Hachijo East Exit” of Kyoto Station and go down to the 2nd basement level. Please proceed straight through the underground
passage. “Porta Plaza” is on the left at the north gate of Subway Kyoto Station.
Official Homepage http://www.porta.co.jp.e.sd.hp.transer.com/floor




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