Singles League Captain Responsibilities


Set Up Your Team

  • Let the NY Squash know your intent to captain a team by October 1 (email the

  • Attend the Captain's Meeting in mid-October as scheduled by the league committee

  • Create your roster online, with a minimum of at least seven players registered by the Min-7 deadline. Of those seven, only one may be a sub from a lower level team. You may add additional players during the season. NOTE: In order for you to add players to your team roster, they must be US Squash members.

Reserve Courts

  • Coordinate with your club pro or club director to reserve courts for all home matches once the schedule is published. Match schedule will be published in late October and play begins at beginning of November.

  • The Home captain is responsible for reserving courts and arranging for payment if applicable. (If you are hosting on your courts but it’s actually an 'away' game, reserve the courts and collect money from opposing team.)

Organize Your Roster

  • Players must be current US Squash members to compete. Remind your players to renew memberships throughout the season. It is impossible to enter match scores for a player with expired membership, so those matches will be automatically recorded as a default.

  • A player may sub up for a higher-level team (or teams) up to three matches per season. On the fourth match, the player becomes ineligible for his or her original team going forward. (Exception: a woman may play on both a women's team and a men's team.)

  • Maintain an active roster with enough players ready to play every week. Have alternates available in case of last-minute schedule changes or injury.

Coordinate Matches

  • Each week, the Home captain should email the visiting captain to confirm court times and lineups. You should do this at least three days in advance of each match. You can find opposing captain's contact information on the US Squash or your division coordinator can assist.

  • No reschedules are allowed. Due to court constraints and players' busy schedules, matches must be played on the assigned night.

  • All matches are scored PAR-11 (Point a Rally, to 11 points), best of five games.

  • Defaults: any team with three ‘team defaults' (where two or more players default in one night) may be expelled.

Play Matches, Report Scores

  • Home Captains supply new balls for matches.

  • All matches are scored PAR-11 (Point a Rally, to 11 points), best of five games.

  • Call a referee if needed. Referees can make matches more fun. Hey, even the pros use them.

  • Home Captains must enter scores within 48 hours of match on the US Squash league website (see link to the right). If the score is not entered within 48 hours, the match will be automatically defaulted by the system. Once scores are entered, opposing captain must confirm the result or alters for accuracy. If results are altered, originating captain must then confirm. Score disputes should be brought to League Chairs' attention.

Know the Rules

  • Review the league rules. Rules keep squash a game of courtesy and honor. Also, following these rules ensures that the league is fair and fun for everyone.

  • Ensure your players follow the rules. If a player is showing up late, not calling lets/clearing/giving strokes, or not wearing protective eyewear, address the player to maintain fair play. During matches, captains are responsible for the conduct of their players both on and off the court.


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Captain Responsibilities
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