From Squash Magazine
by Varun Fuloria, Rutwik Kharkar, and Ryan Rayfield
What’s in a number? A lot, if you ask a player about their US Squash rating! Squash enthusiasts tend to be a pretty analytical bunch, and the rating system brings out the inner geeks in a lot of us.
Ratings provide a long-term measure of a player’s ability. Beyond simply tracking a player’s improvement over time, they are a useful tool to find playing partners of similar ability, determine groupings for leagues and clinics, seed competitions, or identify hitting partners of similar abilities. Ratings start at around 1.0 for beginners and can exceed 7.0 for top professionals, a level that most of us can only dream about.
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