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Here are several let situations which are pretty clear cut. The player going to try to play the ball canít get access to the ball. Both players are doing their best to avoid each other, but sometimes on a squash court it is inevitable. All of these are uncontroversial and are cast-iron lets.
You can see how there is no way around for the incoming player.
Now watch here. This looks similar, but thereís a very important difference. The incoming player despite her path being blocked in some way, doesnít ask for a let. This is because she knows that she wouldnít have reached the ball anyway, so this does not merit her receiving a let.
In between these two sorts of situations just shown, there will inevitably be times where itís not easy to classify what the correct decision is.
Here are two such situations. In the first there is a question mark over whether the incoming player would have reached the ball. If she could then it's a let, and if she couldn't then it is not. It's down to you as the referee or player if you don't have a referee to decide!
In the second the incoming player makes very little effort. Itís very possible she may have been able to reach this ball but by making no effort itís difficult for the referee to tell and for them to give a let. Here fortune is on her side as she is granted a let.
Itís worth noticing that most of let situations occur when a shot has not been hit to a corner. So the interference is caused at least in part by a slightly loose shot. If shotís go where they should, and players both make effort to get out of the way and to play the ball there are rarely problems.