Rules of Hardball Squash Doubles
The US Squash Doubles Committee facilitates, oversees and develops the game of doubles in the United States and liaises with the doubles community in Canada. The committee consists of leaders from all segments of the doubles scene. The committee advises on tournaments and rankings, offers workshops for referees and offers a clearinghouse place for discussion about the future of doubles.
Josh Schwartz, Chairperson – New York, NY
Len Bernheimer – Boston, MA
Ed Chilton – Wilmington, DE
Aiden Harrison – Lake Forest, IL
Kevin Jernigan – San Francisco, CA
Emily Lungstrum – New York, NY
Mike McGorry – Buffalo, NY
Molly Pierce – Philadelphia, PA
Tom Poor – Boston, MA
Dave Rosen – Baltimore, MD
Charlie Parkhurst – Greenwich, CT
Jeanne Blasberg – Boston, MA
Sara Luther – Denver, CO
Ivan Martinez – St. Paul, MN
Dylan Patterson – New York, NY
Kit Tatum – New York, NY
Joe Purrazzella – Wilton, CT
Lauren Patrizio Xaba – San Francisco, CA
Beth Rasin – New York, NY
To contact the Doubles Committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find a full list of all past champions of US Squash here.
All US Squash members are encouraged to gain Club Referee certification, the basic level of referee status. You can find out more about become a Certified Referee with US Squash here.
An online referee certification test, focused on doubles squash specifically, is available within your Club Locker account, and doubles players are encouraged to take this test to understand specific doubles rules. Log in to your account at the ‘My Account’ section at the top of this page.
Yes, there is an active professional doubles tour in the United States.
Information on the professional men’s doubles tour is available at the Squash Doubles Association Pro Tour website and information on the professional women’s doubles tour is available at the Women’s Squash Doubles Association website.
Professional doubles started in 1938 at The Heights Casino in Brooklyn, NY. It had a viable tour starting in 1980 with three events located in both the United States as well as Canada. In 2000 the doubles pro tour re-branded itself with the name International Squash Doubles Association. The professional doubles tour re-formed in 2012 as the Squash Doubles Association. The current tour supports a schedule of over 20 events across the United States, Canada, and Mexico with an aggregate purse of more than $500,000.
The Women’s Squash Doubles Association was formed in 2007 and has increased the number of women playing both amateur and professionally. The WSDA has encouraged former college players, current teaching professionals and WISPA touring professionals to play on a tour with stops in both the U.S. and Canada.
Ceiling: Recommended minimum height of 24′
Front Wall Line: (Floor to top line): 20′
Service Line on Front Wall: (Floor to Service line): 8’2″
Back Wall: (Floor to top line): 7′
Tin: (Floor to top of tin): 17″ (Tell-tale bevel shall be 2″ wide sloping at 45 degrees towards the floor meeting the vertical portion of the tell-tale 15 1/2 inches above the floor. The vertical portion of the tell-tale may not extend more than 1 1/2 inches from the front wall. The tell-tale shall be made of 18 gauge sheet metal)
Side Wall (Front wall): 20′ high for first 31′, 15′ high for last 14′.
Return Box: 15′ X 12′ 6″
Service Box: 4′ 6″ (arc)
Lines: Width of all lines shall be 1″ and the lines shall be red.
National Doubles Championships are seeded with help from the Seeding Subcommittee of the US Squash Doubles Committee. Ranking points, doubles rating, singles rating, and prior results are used to determine seeding. Accredited tournament directors are encouraged to use a similar method for seeding local events using the data available on the Club Locker platform.
National Championship draws are formatted to ensure all players are able to play at least two matches.