Competition Support

If you are looking to organise a squash competition and request sanctioning at any of our competition levels, some of the information below may be useful. If you would like to discuss the conditions of your event and linking it with the Scottish Squash competition pathway, please e-mail

The documents below give further information on Scottish Squash sanctioned events and will support you running your event on SportyHQ,  Scottish Squash’s preferred competition management system.

Roles & Responsibilities for Sanctioned Competitions

This document details the roles and responsibilities for all sanctioned competitions (Bronze/Silver/Gold/Regional Masters). It explains the specific role and responsibilities for both the club/region and how Scottish Squash will support.

The document also explains the role and responsibilities for host clubs/regions for all Scottish Squash Platinum events.

Regulations for Sanctioned Competitions

This document details all the information clubs/regions are required to know prior to applying to run a sanctioned event or applying to become the host club/region of a Scottish Squash Platinum event.

SportyHQ Tournament User Guide 1 (How to set-up a Tournament)

This user guide takes organisers through the appropriate stages of setting-up an event on SportyHQ and everything required to be completed prior to the days the event runs.

SportyHQ Tournament User Guide 2 (How to run a Tournament)

This user guide takes organisers through the steps on how to use SportyHQ to run your event during the competition days.

Draw Templates

Various knock-out and round robin draw templates which can be downloaded quickly to run tournaments on a paper based system.

Scottish Masters Circuit – Poster (coming soon)

A poster for clubs/regions to help promote and advertise the Scottish Masters Circuit

Scottish National League – Poster Template

A poster specifically for advertising the Men’s and Women’s Scottish National League. Clubs/Regions can download this to use as they wish.

Competition FAQ’s

In order to set-up a SportyHQ user account, go to

Click on ‘Create Account’ in the top right hand corner of the website and follow the on-screen instructions. This will then generate an email to confirm your email address. Open the email from SportyHQ and click on the link. A new page will then open asking for you to complete further information before submitting your profile.

When you set-up your SportyHQ profile, you will have had the option to select the club(s) at which you are a member. All clubs are automatically linked with your regional association, and hence the national governing body. By selecting a club in Scotland, your dashboard will automatically display events and sanctioned competitions linked to the Scottish Squash competition pathway.

When setting up your SportyHQ profile, it will ask users to select their country. If the ‘Country‘ box is set to ‘United Kingdom‘, only local authorities in England will show in the ‘State/Province‘ box.

To select a Scottish local authority,  search and select ‘Scotland‘ in the ‘Country‘ box. Scottish local authorities will then appear as a selection in the ‘State/Province‘ box.

Players without a ranking or who are new to SportyHQ will have a provisional ranking until they have played five matches. This is so that the platform can formulate an understanding of their level before affecting other player’s rankings.

An ESF ESID is a player’s European Squash Federation Identification Number. Any player competing in a European Squash Federation circuit competition (at Junior, Senior or Masters level) will require an ESID in order to compete.

Click here for further information and support on ESID numbers.

To check if you have a ESID number, go to and search for your name. If you do not appear on this database,  you need to register for an ESID here.

Click here for further information and support on ESID numbers.