Rules (RTF File)
League Boxes (XLS File)
League Participation Problem
Q. One problem we have at our club is that the number of box league
matches that are played is declining and those players that do play
leave it to the last minute to arrange matches. Do you have any
A. One thing that The Windsor Club uses is
a bonus points system for completing matches. It goes like this:
1. At the half way stage if you have
completed one match you get 1 bonus point, for completing two you get 2
2. Additionally if you complete all you
matches you get (an additional) 3 bonus points.
The League Manager (club pro) just goes
down the bonus point column at the half way stage of the league (this
date is notified) and puts in the bonus points, and does it again at the
end of the league. Those players who get their games underway earlier
are more likely to get them all finished. (There is a perennial problem
of opponent availability if you leave it to the last minute to arrange
your games and of course courts are scarce).
The Windsor Club points
You get 1 point for turning up, 3 for a
win, and 1 for each game won. So points are awarded thus:
Match score League points
2 points are available for the halfway
3 points are available for completing all
A league goes for approximately six weeks with six players per-box.
The League boxes with contact numbers are
e-mailed out at the start of each league (in an
excel spreadsheet) and are also on the
noticeboard. Results are entered by players on the noticeboard.
Importantly there is also a sheet up for new players to join with
columns for Name, Contact details and an estimate of standard.
Ideas: Do you have good ideas on running
efficient leagues to contribute. Write to editor at squashplayer.co.uk