FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

  • What is the pennant and match format?
  • What is the pennant and time commitment?
  • Where is pennant held?
  • When are the pennant training times?
  • How much is squash pennant?
  • When does the season start?
  • How are players ranked?
  • Can I join a team?
  • What is a reserve player?
  • Who do I contact about pennant squash?
  • What are the rules of Squash?
  • What are Squash RAP lectures?

What is the pennant and match format?

Pennant is played once a week in teams of four (4) for Open and State competitions, and three (3) players for Womens.

The competition is a ‘Home and Away’ format, played at clubs across the South East region of Victoria.

All matches are:

  • Best of five (5)
  • Point-to-rally, first to 15 points
  • Note: State (Premier) competition is first to 11 points.

What is the pennant and time commitment?

Matches start between 7 – 8 pm, depending on the club, and finished upon the last match and supper being completed.

Generally the pennant night ends around 10 – 10:30pm.

Pennant teams are also required to score and referee on the night. Generally one team will score, and the other will referee; this role is rotated each match.

Club members are encouraged to stay the entirety of the matches, to provide support and comradery to the team.


Where is pennant held?

Home games at Melbourne University are held at the Squash courts located in the Nona Lee Sports Centre on Tin Alley. Check on the notice board next to Squash Court 1, for your allocated pennant court. 

Away games will differ on a weekly basis, depending on the team you are playing, and will be played at their ‘home’ court(s). Make sure to check the SquashMatrix weekly to confirm the location of your match.


When are the pennant training times?

Please see the pennant training page for details.


How much is squash pennant?

At the Melbourne University Squash Club, members pay $19 for Away games (i.e. games at another club), as determined by Squash Victoria.

Players are required to provide supper for Home games for the opposition team, with costs to be shared amongst the team.


When does the season start?

There are three seasons in the Southern Squash League:

  • Summer (Feb – March).
  • Autumn (April – July).
  • Spring (August – Nov).

How are players ranked?

Players are ranked within each team according to their Squash Matrix points. Points are won and lost during pennant matches against opposition players.

New players are graded before being put in a pennant team.

Existing players will be sorted in a team according to the Squash Matrix ratings, and prior results.


Can I join a team?

Teams for each season are organised a month before the season starts.

Depending on the number of players, we can add you into a team mid-way through a season, or you can sign up as a reserve player.

Contact the club pennant chair and ask about joining!


What is a reserve player?

As a reserve player, you are entitled to all club benefits and pennant training times.

By signing up as a reserve player, you will be added to a central list of players who may be contacted to help out the teams as a ‘fill-in’ for a pennant night.

Visit the ‘Join Now’ page for more information about reserve players.


Who do I contact about pennant squash?

Contact the Pennant chair listed on the contact us page.


What are the rules of Squash?

All pennant players should be aware of the latest World Squash Federation rules, link here: to current squash rules


What are Squash Referee RAP lectures?

To qualify to play in finals, a player must have attended a Referee (RAP) Lecture since 01/01/2014. These RAP lectures are a good way to keep up to date with the Squash rules, and to refresh your knowledge on Let calls during a match.

Players SquashMatrix records carry this information. Current financial qualified referees are exempt.