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Sanctioned Competitions

Regulations for Sanctioned Competitions

Our sanctioned competitions cater to all levels of ability, offering a fun, enjoyable and competitive experience for junior players. We sanction up to 100 competitions per season which are run on our behalf by qualified tournament organisers, catering for boys and girls at Under 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 age groups.

Results from these events count towards your England Squash ranking. Click here to find out more about junior rankings, and how to be included.

Click here to see when and where all junior sanctioned competitions are taking place.

Ranking Points

The England Squash National Rankings are powered by SquashLevels and include all the players who have their country set to England. Rankings for players in the Boys and Girls Under 19 categories are based on the average points from their best five results within a 12-month period, with rankings for all other age categories based on the average points from a player’s best six results within a 12-month period.

For a full explanation on how the rankings work and to view the rankings visit

Levels of Competition

We offer a full range of competitions suitable for all ability levels. Whether you are new to competitive squash or an experienced player, we can help you find the right competition level to support the development of your squash skills.

Check out our competition levels below before entering a competition.


The Platinum level is assigned to our National competitions, the English Junior Championships, the British Junior Championships and the British Junior Open.

Who's it for? Our National competitions are open to all competitors providing our scheduling allows. These are a celebration of squash!


There are 2 gold competitions this year and these are spread across the country throughout the season.

Who it's for: the best juniors in England

Use our competition search tool to find a gold competition!


There are eight silver competitions this year and these are spread across the country throughout the season.

Who it's for: open to all, but designed primarily for the higher ranked juniors.

Use our competition search tool to find a silver competition!

Challenger (Bronze from September 2023)

Challenger competitions are local 'open' tournaments that attract both local players and nationally ranked juniors. Games will be played as best of five.

Who it's for: aimed at local juniors who play at club or county level.

Use our competition search tool to find a challenger competition!

Satellite (Copper from September 2023)

Satellite competitions are the perfect way for players to start their competitive squash journey. These entry-level competitions are fun, engaging and allow new players to the sport, the opportunity to develop their skills.

Who's it for: aimed at locally based juniors who are new to the sanctioned competition circuit.

Use our competition search tool to find a satellite competition!

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