About

The Edmonton Squash League (ESL) is a fun and competitive intercity, team oriented league run in 11 squash venues in Edmonton and surrounding area. Click here to view the clubs partcipating in the Edmonton Squash League.

 

The league offers a social and competitive opportunity for players to play similar skill levels at different clubs across the city, improve their game and meet new players. The ESL also offers tournaments, team lessons and referee clinics. The ESL promotes a strong social atmosphere unlike any sport and most of the players in the league have developed close contacts and life long friendships through their participation in the Edmonton Squash League. In addition, the sport is perfectly suitable to our adverse climate and long winter months.

 

League Information

 

Teams: Teams are formed from members within a specific club. Players can register as a team, partial team or individual and the league will help place single players on a team. All Interclub players must be members of the facility they play out of. Teams consist of 5-7 players that rotate around and take turns playing every week. Each week 4 players go out to play 4 players from the opposing team at prescheduled venues and times. Each team is ranked from top to bottom or position 1 down to position 6. When matching up with the opposing team, the position 1 players play each other, position 2 players play each other, etc. until all 4 positions have played a best of 5 game match. This process takes about 1.5 hours and after the matches, the home team hosts the visiting team to drinks and snacks at an offsite restaurant or lounge. Scores are recorded through our handy on-line scoring system and the top teams play in playoffs at the end of the season.

 

Divisions: The league consists of 7 Mixed levels (male or female) and 3 Women’s only levels.

The league plays on Tuesday (even divisions), Wednesday (odd divisions) and Thursday nights (Level 1) and would comprise of the following levels of play:

Mixed Level 7 (Wednesday) – Beginner, Recreational to Intermediate level (tournament D, E and Novice players)
Mixed Level 6 (Tuesday) Intermediate level (tournament D players)
Mixed Level 5 (Wednesday) – Intermediate level (tournament Low C players)
Mixed Level 4 (Tuesday) – Mid Intermediate  level (tournament low to mid C players)
Mixed Level 3 (Wednesday) – Top Intermediate level (tournament Low B to top C players)
Mixed Level 2 (Tues) – Advanced to top Intermediate (tournament level low A to top B)
Mixed Level 1 (Thursday) – Advanced to Professional level (tournament A or Open players)

Women’s Level 3 (Wednesday) – Recreational, Beginner level (tournament D and E players)
Women’s Level 2 (Tuesday) – Intermediate level (tournament B and C players)
Women’s Level 1 (Thursday) – Advanced to Professional level (tournament A or Open players)

 

Fees: The cost to play in the Edmonton Squash League is $175 for the season + any applicable squash membership dues and will vary depending upon which club you play out of.

 

Registration: Registration begins in early September, so if you are interested in playing in the league, please contact Julia Smith at leagueadmin@shaw.ca in early September with your team, partial team or individual information.

 

League Dates: League starts in the third week of October and regular season ends at the beginning of April with two or three weeks of playoff matches. Final playoff weekend is mid to late April.

Contact Person: Julia Smith at leagueadmin@shaw.ca

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