US SQUASH

Doubles FAQs

What is Squash Doubles?
What are the rules of Squash Doubles?

To download the full doubles rules click here.

To download the appendix 1 guidelines click here.

To download the appendix 2 definitions click here.

Who is on the Doubles Committee?

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
Beth Fedorowich – Pittsburgh, PA
Joe Purrazzella – Wilton, CT
Lauren Patrizio Xaba – San Francisco, CA
Beth Rasin – New York, NY

To contact the Doubles Committee, email doubles@ussquash.com.

Who are some of the past doubles champions?

You can find a full list of all past champions of US Squash here.

How do I become a Certified Referee?

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, focussed on doubles squash specifically, is available within your US Squash 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.

Is there a professional doubles tour?

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 rebranded 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 Doubles Squash Association was formed in 2007 and have increased the number of women playing professional and amateur doubles, encouraged former college players, current teaching professionals and WISPA touring professionals to play.

What are the dimensions of a Squash Doubles Court?

Length: 45′
Width: 25′
Ceiling: Recommended minimum height of 24′
Frontwall Line: (Floor to top line): 20′
Service Line on Front Wall: (Floor to Service line): 8’2″
Backwall: (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 guage 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.

More Information

3D court dimensions

What are the criteria for doubles rankings?
North American Doubles

Ranking System & Seeding Criteria
Revision- February 2015

US Squash Doubles Ranking Points are calculated using the following criteria:

  • Men’s points are based on the best 4 events from the prior 24 months
  • Women’s points are based on the best 3 events from the prior 24 months
  • Points from the most recent 12 months are applied at 100%; the 12 months prior are applied at 75%
  • Rankings are calculated monthly
  • Age group divisions are automatically calculated based on a percentage of open division points, so no calculation is need when playing in a younger age group:

 

Events are divided into categories based on level as determined by US Squash. Points listed below are Open division points on which the percentages above are calculated:

Men % points
Open 100
40 80
45 64
50 51
55 41
60 33
65 26
70 21
75 17
80 13
Women % points
Open 100
40 80
50 64
60 51

 

Place Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
1 4000 2000 1000 500
2 3400 1700 850 425
3 – 4 2500 1250 625 313
5 – 8 1700 850 425 213
9 – 16 1100 550 275 138
17 – 32 678 339 169 85

Full points tables can be found here.

How are draws seeded?

TOURNAMENT SEEDING

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 three matches.

Where are there doubles courts located around the world?