Competitive squash matches are enhanced when refereed properly. The following links contain some resources that will be of benefit to emerging as well as practising referees and we will be happy to hear from you should there be some other service that we can provide for affiliated members or clubs.

REFEREE COURSES – Your Club Needs You!

We are delighted to again have the experience of Dorothy Armstrong and Joe Ruddy to deliver the courses in Ulster and Leinster while current Irish Squash Refereeing Secretary, Lee Healy will work in Connacht and Munster.  The cost of the course is €20 and you can pay on enrolment below.

Following the qualification of over 20 referees towards the end of season 18-19 Irish Squash is organising refereeing courses in each province in season 19-20. The November courses in Westport and Highfield have been completed and the candidates there are doing their on-line written assessment. The course in Mount Pleasant is about to be completed. However, the course proposed for Belfast Boat Club on Sunday, January 5 has been postponed – due to insufficiency of numbers – until the spring. We’ll publicise the new dates once finalised.

Course Description: As Club Grade Referees (World Squash Level 1) successful participants will be qualified to referee internal matches in their clubs and league matches between clubs. With added experience Club Grade Referees (Level 1 World Squash) can progress to Tournament Grade Referee (Level 2 W.S.). 

You will need to:

  1. Attend 2 x 90-minute course sessions where the rules will be explained and demonstrated. If you miss the first night, don’t worry, you can catch up!
  2. Familiarise yourself with the Rules and Appendices. (See above)
  3. Test your knowledge and understanding of the rules by taking some of the quizzes on where you can self-assess privately.
  4. Demonstrate your ability to use the appropriate marker and referee ‘calls’ in a practical assessment.
  5. Obtain the ‘Pass’ mark in a written assessment (85%). The ‘written’ assessment is on-line and you can attempt it as often as you like.


  • Price: 20,00 €
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