City League

Each year, the Seattle Squash Racquets Association (SSRA) puts on a city-wide squash league for teams from various clubs to participate in. The SSRA City league is made up of three divisions which are based off of the player ratings of the team (to reflect the team skill level). Matches are held October through March at the home team’s club every Tuesday night so there is a little bit of travel involved, but not much. The UW typically fields 2-3 teams each year consisting of players on the undergraduate team, faculty, staff, and other members of the squash community. Teams typically consist of 6 players, with 4 of the members playing a match on any given Tuesday night while the other two members have the night off. Outside practices are left up to the team to decide if they want to hold them regularly or not.

The SSRA city league is a great way to get matches in with players you haven’t played before. Each division is usually large enough so that teams will only meet twice during the regular season so each week should bring a new opponent. Teams are usually organized in September, so be prepared to ask around for a team at that time if you are interested in playing. A quick email to the Squashlist listserv in September would be an easy way to try to find a team.