What is the difference between the league and the ladder?
When playing in a league you are expected to play a set number of matches in each season, when playing on the ladder, you play matches at your own leisure. Back to top
Should I play in a league or the ladder?
If you would like to play competitive games, we advise to play in a league as you will be placed in a division suited to your ability, where as when playing in the ladder anyone can challenge you. If you are playing in a league you can still play ladder matches. Back to top
What is a league, ladder, season or division?
A league is based on a geographical location and is basically a group of people within an area, eg. North London. Leagues have seasons, which are a cyclical period in which everyone has to play a set number of games, eg. Jan-Feb 2012. In each season there are divisions, which are smaller sets of people grouped together based on their ability, eg. Division 2. On top of that we have the ladder. Anyone can play anyone in the ladder, whereas you can only play league games with people who are in your league and in your current season and in your current division. Back to top
As well as the league fee, do we also have to pay venues for the court bookings?
I am injured or going away, how do I change my status?
Please let your Manager know first, then go to your My Profile page and change your status. Remember to change it back once you are ready to start playing again, otherwise you may be excluded from the following season. Back to top
How do I join a league?
You need to get in touch with the Manager to let them know and they will include you in the next season. Back to top
I am moving and would like to swap to another league, how do I do this?
You need to let your Manager know and they will organise for you to move over to a different league. Back to top
Can I just turn up and play at the club session or do I need to ask permission or book something with SquashMatch.com?
Anyone can turn up to the club nights, but please check on the club sessions page to see if it states that you need to contact anyone beforehand. Back to top
Do I need to be a member of SquashMatch.com to go to the club nights?
Is it necessary to pay any money in advance to join the league?
No, you can play for your first season and if you enjoy it and would like to carry on you need to pay the fee for the season that you have just played, and from then forwards, you will be expected to pay for each season that you play in. The first season is only free if you decide to not continue playing on SquashMatch.com Back to top
Do I pay the league fee to the league manager?
No, all payments are always done through the membership page on SquashMatch.com Back to top
How can I find out who is at my level?
You can ask your Manager to suggest someone, otherwise you can browse players profiles to see who they have played to get an idea of their skill level. Back to top
What do I if no one in my division is responding to my challenges?
You need to let you Manager know and they will try to help you get in touch with your opponents. Back to top
When does the next season start?
Most of the leagues run on a six week cycle, but this can vary. You need to contact the Manager to find out the dates. Back to top
Is there a minimum level you look for from players?
No. SquashMatch.com welcomes all levels of players. Back to top
Do I need to be a member of leisure centre?
No, you don’t have to be a member of a leisure centre to play, since there are leisure centres that will allow non-members to book courts. However, we advise players to become a member of a leisure centre as it does make booking courts much easier. Back to top
When are matches normally played?
It is up to the players to organise the time and date of their matches and also to book the courts. Back to top
How do I challenge my opponents?
Clicking on a players name will bring up their profile from where you can challenge them to a ladder or a league game if they are in the same ladder or league. Also, if you are playing in a league, your division status will be displayed on your homepage, from here click on the 'challenge' button under their name. Alternatively, you can go and view the league box’s and again click on the 'challenge' button there. You can also download our free App to make it easier and quicker to challenge and message your opponents. Back to top
Is divison 1 better than 5 or the other way around?
Divisions are sorted from 1st division through to last division, meaning the lower the number the better the players. A division 1 player should always be a more advanced player than someone in division 5, but some division 2 players might beat some of those in division 1! Back to top