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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the Squash League

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How do I register?

To register, you can click here to fill out our form.

The process takes about two minutes. Once you have provided all your details, you will automatically be registered for the next league session. We'll send you an email to confirm.

Who can apply?

Open to Squash players of all levels, all genders. The league has had up to 10 divisions in the past, and we would like to group interested players at the right level.

What is the format of the league?

The league is split into 10 Divisions, with each division having 6 to 9 participants. In your division, you play once against all other members of your division.

What is the fee for participation?

There is no fee to participate. We organise this event to promote the game. We only expect that you play most of the games in your division.

What is the scoring format of the match?

Each match is a best of 5 games (first to win 3 games wins the match). Each game is played according to point-a-rally scoring (PARS) to 11 points. In PARS, the winner of a rally receives a point, regardless of whether they were the server or returner. Games are played to 11 and must be won by two points. That is, if the score reaches 10–10, play continues until one player wins by two points.

I have finished my match, where do I record the score?

After your registration, you would have received a link to a Google Sheet. You can enter your score in this sheet. If you cannot find it, request it on

Where do I play the matches?

You can choose to play these matches anywhere you like. While the SMSRClub is based at the Hough End Leisure Centre, SMSRC is an independent and community run club in Manchester. Other squash courts are Moss Side Leisure Centre, City of Manchester (Etihad), etc.

How is the cost managed for booking a court?

Both players split the court cost. If a player fails to turn up at the scheduled time or is late, the need to book an extra session to finish the match is borne by the player who is late.

I played the league, but I found the other players too strong or too weak.

Let us know, and we will adjust you for the next league if possible. Click here.