Game Format

  • Doubles - Teams will play 4 matches per night (each player will play 2 singles matches; one match against each member of the opposition).
  • All Squash Leagues are self-officiated.
  • All court bookings are 1 hour in length.
    • Each match will be 30 minutes in length. 
      • ​Matches are a best of 5 games. The player who wins the most games during the allotted match time wins the match.
        • ​Games are rally point scoring up to 11 points. Players do not have to win by more than 1 point.
        • If the game score is tied when time is called, players will play one more point to decide the winner.
        • If both players have won the same amount of games when time expires, the match will end in a tie.

Season Length

  • All 9 Week Squash Leagues use the following structure:
    • 7 weeks of regular season games (28 total matches).
    • 2 weeks of playoff games.
  • There may be instances where byes are scheduled due to facility availability, meaning the season may be played over 9-12 total weeks. 
  • In rare cases, games may be played on Long Weekends or Holidays.


  • Playoff Format:
    • All teams are guaranteed 2 weeks of playoffs.
    • Only the top 4 teams will compete for the League Championship.
    • League champs will receive t-shirts that can be picked up from the Season-end Party.
    • There are no ties in playoffs. 
      • If both teams win two matches during a playoff week the following tiebreakers will apply:
        • 1st Tiebreaker: Differential of games won vs. games lost.
        • 2nd Tiebreaker: Differential of points scored vs. points allowed.
        • 3rd Tiebreaker: Each team chooses one player to play a tie break game to 5 points.


 Format Ideal Roster Size Total # of Players
Required on the Court
Min # of Females
Required on the Court
Max # of M/X
Allowed on the Court
Doubles - Open 2 2 0 2
  • When registering a full team, there is no limit to the maximum number of players you can have on the roster.
  • Prior to the first game of the season, teams must have 2 player's confirmed on the roster in MyESSC. This number is equal to the total number of players required on the court in the above chart.
    • If the minimum amount of confirmed roster players is not met, the team will receive a loss for every game played until the requirement is met.
    • Minimum female requirements are inclusive of anyone who identifies as female (i.e. players who identify as M or X do not count towards F minimums).
  • Prior to the first playoff game, teams must have all players who are playing in the playoff game(s) displayed as part of the confirmed roster in MyESSC.
    • If this requirement is not met, teams will receive an automatic loss and will not be eligible for the championship.
  • A team may bring in subs that were not originally listed on the roster. To learn more about the sub policies, click here.