The number of accredited tournaments and leagues has increased significantly over the last few years. Tournament Directors and League Administrators can find resources with US Squash to help build and more efficiently manage the services in their club.
Working with the Teaching Professional Advisory Council, US Squash has developed guidelines and policies to help monitor and maintain accredited tournaments. Please review the following guidelines, policies, and available services below before accrediting your tournament.
Please review all policies required by accredited singles tournaments by clicking the link below:
Note that there are different requirements for Junior Bronze, Silver, Gold, JCT, and National Championship Tournaments compared to Adult/Open Tournaments. Please review applicable guidelines for your tournament below.
By becoming an accredited US Squash tournament, tournament directors have access to the online US Squash software and full-time support from the US Squash staff. Please click below for more information about the benefits of accrediting your event.
Available for tournaments is an online entry registration system that saves a tremendous amount of time and energy for Tournament Directors. Please click for more information on the system and how to set it up with US Squash for your tournament.
Before submitting a request to post a tournament on the US Squash Accredited Tournament Calendar, Tournament Directors should review accreditation fees, timelines, contacts, and schedules. Only current US Squash Member Clubs can host accredited tournaments and more information on how to become a US Squash Member Club is available here.
The approved Junior September 2015 – May 2016 Calendar is available now by clicking below:
Tournament Directors for approved tournaments can now submit tournament accreditation requests for their dates under the “Getting your tournament on the US Squash Calendar” tab.
US Squash will solicit tournament proposals for June 2016 – August 2016 soon. More information will be available here when the next accreditation period opens.
For all junior tournaments and other tournaments using Stripe online registration, please follow the link below. Please be advised that no entry forms or manual registrations can be added for events utilizing the Stripe system; all entries must be submitted through Stripe online registration.
For manual paper entry forms, please click below:
In order for US Squash to support accredited tournaments and continue to develop current and future programming, fees are applied to all US Squash Accredited Tournaments. Please see below to review the applicable fees and timelines for your tournament.
Several times throughout the year, Tournament Directors will be asked to submit accreditation requests for either the season (September – May) or summer months (June – August). It is the Tournament Director’s responsibility for submitting accreditation requests during these periods.
US Squash and Regional Coordinators use these requests to help create a national calendar that does not conflict with the national championship calendar and that maintains the integrity of the ranking system while ensuring regional fairness with regards to who receives what level of tournaments from year to year.
Please reach out to your Regional Coordinator as you start to prepare your tournament scheduling for the upcoming seasons.
Please note that tournaments are not guaranteed to receive accreditation on the same date or the same status for each season. Tournament Directors must apply for and are expected to be flexible with event dates. US Squash will monitor and control the scheduling of tournaments regionally and nationally to benefit the members and some tournaments may be asked to shift dates from those requested in an application to provide all Tournament Directors with the best promotional opportunities.
Connecticut – Joey Ramos and Steve Scharff – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-Atlantic – Peter Heffernan and David Keating – email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest – Neal Tew – email@example.com
New England – Tom Poor – firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey – US Squash – email@example.com
New York – Mike Callaway and Ben Oliner – MCallaway@lifetimefitness.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennsylvania – Ron Koening – email@example.com
Southeast – US Squash – firstname.lastname@example.org
West Coast – Renato Paiva and Kim Clearkin- email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Managing a Squash Tournament is a complex and sometimes difficult process. However, with the right set of tools and support from US Squash, this process can also be fun! Please see the information below for a general overview of what goes into a tournament, entry management, draw creation assistance, give feedback to US Squash, and how to report incidents that occur at your accredited tournament.
It is recommended that Tournament Directors read through the following brief Tournament Guide for either Junior or Open/Adult tournaments:
Players may withdraw from or change divisions from these tournaments by accessing either their player profiles or from the entrants list on the tournament information page.
In order to submit a Withdraw or Division Change Request, a player must be logged into their account and then select “Change Request” next to their upcoming tournament. Players will have the option of selecting “Request Change Division” or to “Request Withdraw/Refund.” Sending a request will not automatically push a request through; any Withdraw and Divisions Change Request must be approved by the Tournament Director.
Players must read through the policies surrounding withdraws and refunds before they are able to submit the request. After a request has been made, a Tournament Director can review pending requests and may either approve or deny the request based on US Squash Policies. Player requests will all be time stamped and Tournament Directors will automatically know if a player will receive a rankings penalty, qualify for a refund, or can switch divisions.
Tournament Directors should use the following Draw Creation Worksheets to create accredited draw types for their tournament.
In an effort to improve all aspects of managing tournaments with support from US Squash, we want to ask what improvements can be made current programming. Please visit the link below to submit suggestions that would fix issues, make the software easier to use, or provide general recommendations to US Squash.
If a player, parent, coach, or member observes a violation of a US Squash Policy, Guideline, Code of Conduct or Rule during a US Squash accredited event, he or she is encouraged to report it to the Tournament or Event Director (if applicable) or US Squash staff member if available. Tournament or Event Directors will then take appropriate action at that time, and in addition may in their discretion complete and file an Incident Report with US Squash. Please click below for more information and how to submit an Incident Report form.
Please see below for additional resources that may be of assistance for your tournament.
If you need any additional support or have any questions about running a tournament, please contact us at email@example.com or call us in the office at 212.268.4090.