Accrediting a tournament and adding it to the US Squash national tournament calendar is a two-step process, The tournament director or organizer must submit an online form with specific information about the tournament. The US Squash tournaments team will then review and approve the information before listing the tournament on the national calendar.
The safety of all individuals at accredited competition remains the top priority of US Squash. All accredited competitions – whether league or tournament play – may only take place in facilities that abide by all governmental guidelines as well as US Squash policies for return-to-competition.
US Squash has released minimum risk-mitigation guidelines for which facilities must positively affirm compliance, including enhanced air filtration and surface sanitization requirements. Facilities around the country are currently collaborating with US Squash to confirm that the appropriate measures have been put in place at their facility.
US Squash is continually reviewing safety regulations and operational protocols based on the current available information. Changes will likely be prompted by future potential availability of reliable rapid testing, vaccine approval and distribution, further research on risk mitigation, changes to governmental guidelines, and overall changes in the course of the pandemic. The input of the community as a whole is welcome in this area.
To request a tournament, tournament directors must complete the online accreditation form. The following information will be required to be input.
After submitting the online tournament accreditation form, US Squash will review the information and will follow up with tournament director or organizer with any questions or to confirm that the tournament has been listed on the national calendar on Club Locker.
The points based junior system is designed as a pyramid structure in which a specific number of tournaments allocated to each region every year. Due to the finite number of junior tournaments allocated across the country and the need to maintain a proper ratio of tournaments at each level, US Squash fully manages the national calendar of junior tournament. The points based junior ranking system is currently suspended.
In the interim period tournaments are ratings based and tournament directors may add tournaments as appropriate for their program and area. US Squash will approve tournaments subject to other events in the region.
More information on hosting a Junior Tournament can be found on the Junior Tournament Accreditation Page.