Referee Resources

Referees need to have a full understanding of the rules of the game and how to implement them in order to take charge at a match, tournament or competition. Below are some useful refereeing resources for clubs and individuals to help conduct matches safely and in accordance with the rules.

Some Typical On Court Situations

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Examples of common on court situations and how to deal with these.

Let Please A Beginners Guide

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A basic flow chart to help you make the right call.

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So You Think You Can Ref?

"So You Think You Can Ref?" - a series of video clips produced by Squash TV provide some examples of tricky refereeing situations at the top level. Probably too challenging for the beginner player, these could be useful for rules nights or for the budding referee wanting to challenge him / herself.  

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Tournament Referee Documents

These documents are important for a referee who attends a National, International or even a club event. Make sure you understand all of the documents prior to attending an event. 

National Tournament Referees Responsibilities
Squash New Zealand Referees Code of Ethics
Code of Expected Behaviour
Combined Oceania and Australian Assessment Sheet
Tournament Referees Report Form - PDF
Tournament Referees Report form - Word
Ref Expense Claim Form
FINAL 6. Referees Record of Matches
Code of Conduct Report Sheet
Risk Analysis and Management System

Some Common Rule Examples

There are some rules out there which catch even the best referee! Do you know what to do in the following situations:

Looking for the rules?

From serving to scoring, get to grips with the rules here.

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