Officiating is an integral part of squash at all levels and is an important area to focus on for the game to flourish both recreationally and at the professional level. Squash is an inherently challenging game with important rules that can affect the result of a match. The presence of a qualified official assists to produce a fair outcome, enhances safety and promotes good sportsmanship.
The US Squash Officiating program provides a development pathway for players and interested parties that is experience and competency-based and requires continuing education and assessment at each level. Anyone can become a referee. All that is needed is a sound understanding of the rules together with excellent communication skills so that both the players and spectators understand what is happening.