Sports not only build character, but they also reveal character. SPORTSMANSHIP can be defined in squash by taking proper consideration for the rules of the game, the ethics surrounding each point and referee’s decision, and ultimately, the true respect for one’s opponent(s). In a sport like squash where players are playing to control their positioning on the court and the trajectory of the ball, SPORTSMANSHIP remains one of the most important values in the game.
The DeRoy Junior Sportsmanship Award is awarded to one female and one male high school senior who display exemplary on and off court behavior while competing at a high level of squash. To view past award recipients, please click below.
As a part of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), TrueSport and CleanSport are initiatives that seek to ensure a positive youth experience by imparting lessons based on three pillars: clean competition, sportsmanship, and peak performance.
TrueSport provides an overview of the roles and TrueSport responsibilities for Parents, Coaches, and Athletes to promote a healthy and safe environment for any sport.
CleanSport allows Athletes and Coaches to publicly pledge to be clean from performance-enhancing substances, as well as share their reasons why competing clean is important to them.
US Squash asks all Parents, Coaches, and Athletes to review the principles of TrueSport to further understand their role in bettering our community. All Coaches and Athletes are encouraged to take the CleanSport pledge to show their support for these principles in squash and within the larger sporting community.
To read more about TrueSport, please click here.
To read more about CleanSport and to take the online pledge, please click here.