As with all sports if you have any reason to doubt your health please consult your doctor before playing squash. If you have an injury, think before you play as you may aggravate the injury. Ensure that you stretch properly before playing, this is called the ‘warm up’ and also stretch after your game, the ‘cool down’. Approved eye guards are strongly recommended. In tournaments held under the auspices of Irish Squash, it is compulsory for junior players to wear approved eye guards.