National Capital Squash (NCS) thanks New York Squash for advice on how to build our new league webpages and improve our league.
NCS runs one of the largest singles team leagues in the country, with over 200 players competing in five divisions for both men and women. The winter league season runs from November-March with weekly matches at clubs around the National Capital region.
There are divisions for all skill levels, from beginner and low intermediate to elite play in the premier division.
How to Join a Team
Contact your club’s team captain to join a League team roster. (To figure out who your club team’s captain is for each skill level, check the Team Page or ask your club pro.) Fall-Winter League Teams form in October, though teams may add players throughout the season.
If you can’t find a team at your club, fill out this online form by Nov. 20, 2011. After that date, send an email to the VP for League, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your US SQUASH skill rating and where you live and work. We will attempt to place you on a team that needs players.
In early November, the season schedule will be posted on the Leagues Online webpage.
League players must be current US SQUASH and National Capital Squash members. If you are a US SQUASH member of another local district squash association, you must also pay NCS dues to play in the league. Click here to add NCS dues to your current US SQUASH membership.
2011-2012 League Schedule
Oct. 22: Deadline for roster registration: teams must have at least seven players rostered online (the captain enters players on their roster online at US SQUASH) in order for a team to play. A rostered player will not count toward the seven player minimum unless their membership is current. Additional players may be added at any time.
Oct. 26: Scoring Survey sent to players in divisions 3, 4, and 5. The deadline for completing the survey will be Oct. 31. Captains will be informed of the scoring decision by Nov. 3.
Oct. 26: Preliminary match schedule released to captains and pros for review.
Oct. 31: Match schedule finalized. Captains reserve courts for the coming season.
Nov. 8: Target date for start of league play.
Jan. 15: Deadline for four bonus wins for four or more certified referees on your team roster.
March 8: End of regular season play.
March 18: All matches postponed due to weather must be made up by this date, or each team gets a double default for the end of season standings that are used to determine playoff eligibility.
March 19: Playoffs begin.
March 29: Playoffs finish.
Apr 20-22: U.S. Squash National League Finals (New Haven, CT).
Apr 26 Season Closer Party for League Teams (Thursday).
May 4-6 Fisher Cup Individuals Tournament for league players in each division.
How to Start a Team
If your club does not yet have a team at a particular skill level, you may form a team following these guidelines:
- Get approval of your club pro.
- Your club must have courts to host matches.
- Declare your intent. Email email@example.com to let us know you’re starting a team.
- Find players. By Oct 22, 2011, you must have at least seven players registered on your online roster to be eligible to compete.
Questions on NCS Squash Leagues?
Contact VP for League Malcolm Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.