Adult Tournament Types
Adult events can include both men and women players, however they may be limited to just one gender. Adult events can also be based on skill level or age group, possibly both. There are a number of options with Adult events, and tournament directors can choose to host as many or as few divisions in these two categories as they wish. Junior players are allowed to participate in adult skill events. Some juniors choose to play in these events to gain experience and possibly improve their rating.
Adult events offer opportunities to play at your skill level or age group on a local, regional, national and even international level.
Players can only compete in a skill division higher than their current rating (e.g. a player rated 3.2 can enter 3.5 division or higher but cannot enter the 3.0 division) If you have been participating in a league you may already have started to get a rating which would help to define your skill level.
When you sign up for an age group event this normally means you will be playing people close to your age, not necessarily close to your ability. Not all age groups are offered at adult tournaments, so you would sign up for the age group that you are age eligible for. Events age groups can range from 35+ through to 85+.
A tournament for club players to compete against each other. The format of these tournaments normally is restricted to members only. Some clubs will do a member-guest event where players can invite a guest of their choice. Contact your squash professional team to find out more information about club tournaments they plan to hold.
A tournament for regional players to compete against each other. The format of these tournaments will change region to region, but often are restricted to players who reside in the area. Contact your local Squash Association to find out more information. Champions and finalists from each of the Regional Championships are eligible for free entry into the 2020 US Squash Skill Levels Championships held at Drexel University in October. Players will be notified of details after the conclusion of the tournament.
As you start to expand your competition band, you may consider competing at skill level or age group events outside of your area. You can pick and choose what works for your schedule and how far you are willing to travel. These national events are usually organized by the host club’s staff, sometimes they bring in a tournament director to run the event within their facility. US Squash tournament team manages all the National Championships. There are a wide range of national championships that are run.
The world is your oyster in the game of squash. Players compete from all over the world at the junior and Adult level. Club Locker supports some of the other Squash National Governing Bodies around the globe. To find more information and opportunities to play out side of the United States visit http://www.worldsquash.org/
All accredited adult tournaments follow the US Squash Adult Rules and Guidelines. The below guidelines represent the policies for National Championships and Guidelines that US Squash recommends accredited adult events follow.
*Components of the junior squash rules and guidelines may change from time to time; while changes will be communicated directly to the community, players and parents should consult the US Squash website regularly for updates. US Squash reserves the right to adjust at any time policies and guidelines if such a change is deemed necessary and appropriate to maintaining a safe, fair, inclusive, and balanced competitive structure.