This section is designed to help you as a player and/or a team captain.
If you would like us to add in any questions and answers that you think will help you or your team enjoy a great night’s squash, please e-mail our Club Circuit secretary Tony Nash (use the ‘CONTACT US’ facility) and he will be very happy to add it into this section after review.
Do I need to be a member of a club to play Club Circuit?
This question is between you and the club you play for. Your club can exclude you from the competition if you do not pay your club fees.
How do I get to play Club Circuit Squash?
All you have to do is find a Club Circuit club that suits you, contact that club’s Match and Pennant Coordinator and away you go.
What ‘Standard of Squash’ does Club Circuit cover?
Club Circuit caters for all standards of players and includes both males and females.
Club Circuit has teams ranging from F Troop, which consists of both our ‘new to squash’ players and ‘elder statesmen’, then all the way up to the professionals in A1.
So whatever standard your looking for we have you covered.
What is Club Circuit’s position on player behaviour and unacceptable language?
Please see the following document link and feel free to post this on your club noticeboard.
What night do teams play on?
Club Circuit teams can play on any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night depending on what night a team is looking for as their ‘home night’.
It is possible that teams in a grade will be spread across a range of these nights.
Prior to team selection you should check with your club Match and Pennant Coordinator and let him know what your ideal ‘home night’ may be to help with putting you into an appropriate team.
What ‘scoring system’ does Club Circuit use?
Club Circuit now has 2 ‘scoring systems’ in place….
PAR 11: A1 & A2
PAR 15: B1 and below
The change to PAR 15 for all teams below B1 was introduced after a motion was put at the 2018 Club Circuit AGM.
Home Night ‘cost sharing’ arrangements – ‘6’ Team Grades
In ‘6’ team grades the season is played over 15 rounds with teams playing each other on 3 occasions.
Teams will play either 8 matches at ‘home‘ and 7 matches ‘away‘ or vice versa. This situation will mean that 3 teams will host an ‘extra‘ night each season therefor incurring additional costs which may be considerable.
Club Circuit is mindful of the escalating cost of hosting and has determined that the team cost of the ‘additional hosted match’ will be shared with a nominated team that is responsible for only 7 ‘home‘ matches.
Nominated ‘cost sharing‘ matches will be limited to the lesser of a maximum of $125 or half the actual cost of supper and drinks on that evening.
Evening costs: $300 – Visiting team liable to pay a shared cost of $125 to ‘home‘ team
Evening costs: $210 – Visiting team liable to pay a shared cost of $105 to ‘home‘ team
A schedule nominating ‘paired‘ teams and the round to be ‘cost shared‘ will be provided by Club Circuit each season.
‘Home Night Walkovers’ – Hosting Cost Equity
The requirements listed in the ‘PDF link’ below seek to maintain the equity of team hosting within our competition where teams give a ‘home night walkover’. It is also intended to provide some additional ‘encouragement’ to teams to find ‘fill in’ players so a match can be played and ‘walkovers’ are therefore avoided.
The levy or liability that results from a ‘home night walkover’ is considered to be the responsibility of the defaulting team but Club Circuit expects that the club of the defaulting team will settle any outstanding amounts if the defaulting team fails to meet its responsibility.
What ball do the ‘F Troop’ players use?
‘F Troop’ players are to use a ‘yellow double dot’ ball in matches with the exception that a ‘yellow single dot’ ball may be used only if mutual agreement is reached between the two competing players.
Which teams referee at finals time – ‘6’ team grades
1. REFEREEING ARRANGEMENTS
The finals for 6 team grades only involve the top 3 sides and are played over two weeks.
Team 2 will play team 3 with the winner going into the Grand Final.
- This match is to be refereed by team at bottom position of ladder as at round 12.
- Loser of this match will referee Grand Final.
6 & 8 TEAM GRAND FINALS:
These finals are all played in the same week and are refereed by the losers of the Preliminary Finals in each respective grade.
2. COSTS & VENUES
Matches are played on the normal ‘home night’ of the host ‘refereeing team’ and at their venue.
- Competing clubs are responsible for their own team drinks and food bills but will pay a share of all other associated costs if any.
- There is NO Club Circuit cost subsidy of PRELIMINARY finals.
Clubs and teams will be notified of dates, times and venue arrangements 1-2 weeks before the week of play.
- Teams and players MUST wait for the official notification of details via their club Match & Pennant representative to be certain of match arrangements.
- Club Circuit will make all arrangements for court access, squash ball (including a spare ball readily at hand during each final) and cover meal costs for the eight competing players and four referees.
All drink and other costs to be paid by the competing clubs on agreement with team captains.
Which teams referee at finals time – ‘8’ team grades
For a full explanation see the following ‘link‘ or refer to page 2 in our SPRING 2018 fixture.
What ‘insurance’ options do I have if I injure myself ?
There are various options available to players who are injured in the course of playing and practicing.
Players must be currently registered with Squash & Racquetball Victoria and have also paid their yearly, or half yearly, player registration.
- Access to the insurance benefits is not available to players who are not currently ‘paid up‘. This particularly applies to players who are listed in a team but have chosen to be considered as ‘Emergency Only’ and not pay the upfront Squash & Racquetball Victoria player registration fee.
The following link will take you to the Squash Australia website ‘player insurance page’. This page includes details on how to proceed with claims and access to download claim forms.
This information can also be found in our Club Circuit ‘Player Help > Useful Links’ area titled as ‘Player Injury Insurance claim information’.
Note: Currently, December 2019, if you are injured you must notify Marsh within 30 days of the injury occurring even though you may decide later not to lodge a claim.
How do I make a general complaint ?
Club Circuit has a process in place and it has worked very well for many many many years.
Should you wish to make a general complaint about anything that will not result in a disciplinary tribunal being required, the first thing you must do is inform your club’s Match and Pennant Coordinator. He or she will decide whether or not to forward your complaint to the Club Circuit committee.
Should your complaint be forwarded to the committee, it will be reviewed at the next available Club Circuit committee meeting and a response will be sent back to your Match and Pennant Coordinator, who we expect will forward it on to you.
How do I make a serious complaint that may result in disciplinary tribunal being convened?
Should you wish to make a formal complaint about player/official/spectator behaviour, that may require a disciplinary tribunal to be convened, you need to be aware that the complaint MUST be received by Club Circuit’s Match & Pennant Chair, or Secretary, within 48 hours of the incident occurring.
The complaint is to be lodged by your club Match & Pennant Coordinator and is to include a written summary of events as well as details of people and witnesses involved in the incident.
- If the club Match & Pennant Coordinator is not available the complaint may be sent directly.