Frequently Asked Question

  • What is the single platform?+

    It is an internet-based service provided by Irish Squash and SportyHQ with a goal of connecting Players, Clubs, and Provinces. It provides a full suite of cloud-based tools for players, coaches and clubs run the sport.

  • What is SportyHQ?+

    SportyHQ is a web-based sports competition and membership hub.

  • What is the relationship between Irish Squash and SportHQ?+

    Irish Squash have signed a 5-year licence with SportyHQ that began in April 2021

  • How much does SportyHQ cost a player and club?+

    SportyHQ offers free sign-up for players by default, but full functionality will be offered to all Irish Squash-affiliated clubs free of charge.

  • What work has currently been completed by Irish Squash?+

    Full application-to-tender and vendor testimonial process complete
    Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) undertaken
    Affiliation Policy refreshed
    Data Protection Policy refreshed
    100+ clubs and venues added
    Created 4000+ player profiles for all junior, senior and Masters players that have recently competed in an Irish Squash or Province-run tournament or league hosted on the Tournament Software platform
    Assigned an initial player rating to all players where possible
    Signed Data Sharing agreements with the Provinces
    Used the platform to communicate to players via email
    Run 10+ local and National tournaments using the platform
    Rolled out full functionality to Westport Squash Club (Connacht)

  • What work is currently being done by Irish Squash?+

    Importing Tournament Software match history into SportyHQ

    On-boarding the Club functionality to a set of new Clubs

  • What work is going to be done next by Irish Squash?+

    We are currently looking for clubs to join us when they are ready, willing and able. Clubs can use as much or as little of the available functionality as they wish.

    Agree a common formula to calculate Tour points for all junior, senior and Master players, and incorporate that into SportyHQ.

    Integrate SportyHQ functionality into the Irish Squash and Provincial Websites.

  • How can my club get started and use the service?+

    If you are a Club administrator and wish to find out more about how to avail of this service for your Club please complete the Application Form.

    Irish Squash will be back in touch and help you get started.

  • What player information is/will be being shared with their club, the provinces and Irish Squash?+

    Full name

    Date of birth – to enable us to automatically rank and rank

    Email and phone number – for communications

    The platform ensures that GDPR protocols are being followed at all times

  • What are Irish Squash rating points?+

    Any match result saved in SportyHQ (apart from those matches marked as ‘friendly’) will award positive and negative rating points to both players. Over time this will give Irish Squash a single list of players in ability order (regardless of age and gender), based on actual results. The more results that are entered, the more accurate this list becomes.

    Eventually, all sanctioned tournaments will automatically be seeded using the National Ratings. It is estimated that it will take a year’s worth of match results for players to be in their corrected position, and players will be informed when this happens.

  • What are Irish Squash tour points?+

    Players competing in competitions identified by Irish Squash as Ranking tournaments will be awarded Tour points based on their finishing positions. These points will help Irish Squash and the National coaches identify players who should be invited to participate in National squads.

  • Feedback+

    Irish Squash and SportyHQ welcome any feedback regarding the rollout or use of this platform from players or clubs. Please use this Feedback Form.

  • What can SportyHQ offer a player?+

    Player management
    Match history
    A mobile-enabled website
    National rating points
    National Tour points
    GDPR compliance
    Affiliations to Province and NGB
    Dedicated scoring mobile app
    Mobile App for Scoring
    Mobile App for Booking Courts

  • What can SportyHQ offer a club?+

    Court bookings
    Box leagues
    Group communications
    Tournament management
    Membership management
    Role-based access to enhanced functionality
    Event Registration
    On-line payments
    Website builder
    API’s (court lights, fob etc)
    Affiliations to Province and NGB

  • What can SportyHQ offer a tournament director?+

    Player communications
    Event registration
    Event sanctioning
    End to end tournament management
    Automatic seeding
    Online payments
    Dedicated scoring mobile app pre-installed on tablets
    Live streaming
    TV display modules
    Role-based access to enhanced functionality
    Participation reports

  • What can SportyHQ offer a coach?+

    Role-based access to enhanced functionality
    Competition Management
    Custom groups and sign-up

  • What can SportyHQ offer a province?+

    Event sanctioning
    Automated calendar
    Provincial player register
    Provincial rating
    Qualified coach and referee register
    Affiliations to NGB
    Role-based access to enhanced functionality
    GDPR compliance

  • What can sportyhq offer Irish Squash?+

    Event sanctioning
    Automated calendar
    Player register
    National rating
    National tour ranking
    Qualified coach and referee register
    Role-based access to enhanced functionality
    GDPR compliance
    Participation reports


Irish Squash

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