The US Squash rating algorithm uses all matches from the previous 45 months in the US Squash database to calculate a relative measure of each player’s ability. Your rating is a great way to compare your level against friends and competitors, find a match against some of similar level, or track your improvement over time!
The algorithm was developed between 2012-2014 by Elder Research, a data mining and predictive analytics firm based in Charlottesville, VA known for their work in sports data analytics.
The rating scale begins at 1 and top rating around roughly 7.0 mark for the top world professionals. The majority of club-level squash players are in the 3.0-4.5 range, levels which would coincide to what were formerly referred to as “C” or “B” level club players. Professional players play at a 6.0+ level.
Ratings are calculated in one pool, for all players including juniors and adults, men and women, and also across all leagues, tournaments, and friendly matches. Generally, the more matches a player enters in the US Squash system, the more accurate his or her rating will be.