The Women’s Vancouver Squash League (VWSL) is operated and sanctioned by Squash BC and provides women in the Lower Mainland with opportunities to compete and socialize with other women in other clubs in weekly match-ups. If you’re interested in participating in the WVSL, read on for active registration opportunities or contact Squash BC’s Competitions Coordinator if you have any questions.

VWSL Links

2023/2024 Season: October 2023 – May 2024

The upcoming season for the Women’s Vancouver Squash League will begin in October 2023 and run until May 2024, with a start date of October 10th, 2023. The first half of the season will run until a holiday break in December 2023. Play will resume in January 2024 and continue until the end of the season. Matches will be scheduled to take place on Tuesday evenings. Both the week leading into the holiday break and the season end will involve social events! There will also be a pre-season play and meetup event on October 3rd! There will be opportunities for individuals to join throughout the season, with the option of registering for the entirety of it, or joining halfway through the season. Contact the Squash BC Competitions Coordinator for more information.

VWSL Information Session

League Important Dates

2023/24 Season – Registration is now open!

To guarantee a spot on a team, register by Tuesday September 19 at 1:00 PM PST!

Key Dates:

Event Date
Registration Opens August 23rd, 2023
Registration Deadline September 19th, 2023 @ 1:00pm PST
Bring a friend/Meet the team October 3rd, 2023
League official schedule begins October 10th, 2023
Mid-Season Entry Deadline #1 November 7th, 2023
Holiday Break Party December 12th, 2023
Season Midway Point
Holiday Break ends, Season resumes January 15, 2024 (tentative date)
Mid-Season Entry Deadline #2 February 27th, 2024
Season Wrap-Up Event May 7th, 2024

Divisions: Teams will be placed in divisions based on Club Locker ranking of team members.

Registration Methods

VWSL is a team-based singles squash league and there are three ways to register:

Individual Registration: You can sign up as an individual to be a regular player or as a spare. You will need to identify your affiliated club. Not affiliated with a club? Not a problem! Sign up as unaffiliated on the sign-up page and the VWSL Coordinator will assist in finding you a team to play on.

Spare List: You can sign up to be a spare for the season on Club Locker and play up to 3 games throughout the season (Oct-May). After your third game, you will have to upgrade your registration to a regular player.

Team Registration: If your club pays for their players to register as a team, your Club Administrators/Pros or Captain will register you by emailing the Competitions Coordinator at vwsl@squashbc.com. Reach out to your Club Admin to confirm whether your club has team registration. Teams will then be allocated to Divisions based on their line-up of players.

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Note: All players in any of the three registration methods must have a Full Squash BC membership.

Registration Fees

Individual Registration:

  • Full Season: $60.00 + GST (24 weeks)
  • January 16th, 2024 start: $35.00 + GST (16 weeks)
  • Spare List: $20.00 + GST (Must upgrade after third game)

Team Registration (For Clubs that pay team registration fees):

  • Full Season: $480.00 + GST (24 weeks)
  • January 16, 2024 start: $320.00 + GST (16 weeks)

Note: Individual registration fees must be paid before players can play league.

Team Requirements

Team Size: Teams will be 4 players/team/event.

Social Requirements: As this is a new league, the social hosting requirements will be defined as the league develops.

Juniors in VWSL

Squash BC acknowledges that VWSL in its current form is primarily an adult league. No juniors below the age of 17 can participate without approval of the league. To request approval of a junior player, please email the Competitions Coordinator at vwsl@squashbc.com.  Juniors will be held to the same standards as adults when competing in an adult division, including the expectation that they will be required to stay and referee.

Through a divisional assessment of the leagues sentiment towards juniors, we have developed the following definition of a Junior Player for use in the following requirements, when applied to the adult divisions of VWSL:

VWSL Junior Player Definition: A Junior Player is defined as any VWSL participant aged 11-16, with an active Club Locker rating below 4.5 (as of a specific match date). Therefore, players aged 17 and above, and those performing at a level of 4.5 and above will not be restricted by the following requirements.

Additional VWSL Information

Squash BC Memberships

All players will need to be active Squash BC members at the Adult, Young Adult, or Junior level to participate in VWSL. Please note that the Squash BC recreational membership does not allow for participation in and insurance coverage for VWSL. All 2022/23 Squash BC Memberships will expire on November 1, 2023. Please ensure that you have an active 2023/24 membership by November 1, 2023 and are aware of the membership changes for this year. We encourage all VWSL participants to set their membership to auto-renew in Club Locker to avoid any interruption to their standing and coverage.

Refereeing

Both teams are responsible to referee.  Please ensure every match has a referee.  Home clubs are encouraged to ensure starting referees are on hand to start play.  Please limit warm-up time to 5 minutes and time between games to 90 sec. You can learn more about becoming a certified squash referee on our Officiating Page.

Live Scoring

Please utilize live scoring on your club tablet or personal handheld device. Live scoring can be viewed on Club Locker as matches are in progress. This also ensures correct calculation of nightly league results, as the actual points are required in the 4 person team format in the event of tie-break.

Understanding Club Locker Ratings

Learn more about Club Locker Ratings and Rankings

VWSL Feedback Form

Have some questions, concerns, or ideas for the league? Fill out our Feedback Form to have your voice be heard.