Squash is a fast-paced indoor sport, and members of the Commonwealth figure predominantly in the world of squash. It is one of the core Commonwealth Games sports. 1998 was the first Commonwealth Games in which a Squash competition was held, and has been included in all Games since.
- The Squash competition is for five gold medals, in both singles (men and women) and doubles (men, women and mixed) events.
- Singles events involve a knockout draw, with the best two players progressing to the gold medal match, while eliminated players contest consolation games throughout the tournament. The doubles competition involves a round-robin with successful teams qualifying for the knockout medal rounds.