Doubles Officiating Program

The Squash Canada Doubles Officiating Program is a comprehensive program that encompasses all aspects of the training of officials and instructors, and the dissemination of information about the Rules of Hardball Doubles Squash.  Its purpose is to standardize the interpretation of these rules throughout Canada and to ensure that all matches are judged fairly.

Squash Canada believes that:
“Every competitive squash match should have a team of certified officials to ensure a safe and fair outcome to that match.”

The goals of the Doubles Officiating Program follow Squash Canada’s mandate:

  • To set and maintain standards for the training and certification of officials in Canada;
  • To ensure certified referees are used in all Canadian Doubles Championships;
  • To facilitate links between the Squash Canada, US Squash and the World Squash Federation.

Doubles National Examiners/Referees (As of April 2020)

North American Hardball Doubles Squash Rulebook – Click Here

Doubles Officiating Certification Program

Squash Canada’s Doubles Officiating Certification Program allows officials to progress from a Provincial Referee to National Referee. To become a certified official, a candidate must:

    • attend a full certification clinic;
    • pass the written examination;
    • pass the practical test.

For a complete outline of the certification process including upgrading and how to become an examiner, please review the Doubles Officiating Program Administration Manual (December 8, 2020).