Become a Referee

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Referee Development

Developing referees is a key aim of West Squash; not only for squash but also racketball. West Squash will actively support anyone who wants to become a qualified referee.

Referees are absolutely crucial to squash, for instance;

  • Competitions need referees and are an important part of squash. These events depend on having referees who are qualified and enthusiastic about the game in order to ensure they run smoothly.
  • Team matches on either a Monday and/or Wednesday evening need competent referees!

Knowing the rules helps everyone enjoy the game more!

Referee Courses

To find out if there’s a course organised near you, contact John Crawford (details below). In the event that there isn’t a course near you, then don’t worry! We can bring a course straight to your club for your club members!

Next Steps

If you’re interested in refereeing, there’s a couple of things to do. To begin with, you should definitely have a look at the Scottish Squash website. It has a wealth of great information on how to get involved in refereeing – just follow this link!

John Crawford is the current chair of the Scottish squash referee committee, in addition to being the West Squash President. Contact John if you would like more info:


Mobile: 07766 250 634

Here’s an interesting article on refereeing by Rod Symington (July 2013).