Most apps targeted at squash players suck.
Squash Score, a squash refereeing app, is different. It’s a squash app that you can actually use.
An app has to make a task easier.
The GPS app and the flashlight app on iPhone (or Android) come to mind.
Most squash apps target a player’s game, with a focus on improving it. They track scores, points won, and other patterns of the game. However, most of these apps require manual inputs – score uploads, videotaping of games, a coach tracking wins and losses…
Too much work, if you ask me.
Squash Score is simple to use and it’s free. Follow this link to the Squash Score site.
It is available for iPhone and iPad. It does not appear to have an Android version yet.
The interface is straightforward. It is purpose-built for squash.
It can be used to referee matches played under different formats – Point-a-Rally (PAR), Point-on-Serve (POS), etc. Target winning score can be set to 9, 11, or 15.
If you have the right media players and apps like Apple Airplay or Google Cast, you can project the scores onto larger TV screens or other compatible displays.
The app tracks serving side, point increments, lets and strokes, time taken per game and 90-second breaks.
No, the app won’t help you when it comes to judging a let vs. a stroke.
At completion, you can forward the final match score to someone via email or text.
If you struggle with score keeping and tracking sides using a paper scoresheet, you will love this app.
Check it out.
If you know of any other useful apps related to squash or tennis let me know.