Ulster Squash Refereeing – Update

Ulster Squash is committed to improving the standard of refereeing with a view to helping every squash player become a better, more confident referee.On Monday 13th February 2013 we hosted a unique Squash Refereeing Workshop in Belfast Boat Club. It was an opportunity to watch some of our top players in action, refereed by Ireland’s No. 1 referee – Joe Ruddy.The event was well attended, with attendees from many of our clubs. Everyone was entertained by some excellent squash from Zoe Barr, Joshua McVeigh, Adrian Leeson & David Ayerst. Joe Ruddy shared his wealth of refereeing experience, both during the games and also in the question & answers sessions that followed.In addition to the entertaining and educational content of the workshop, a draw was held for a £50 sports voucher. The draw prize was a joint contribution by Gotto Sports & Ulster Squash and the lucky winner was Stephen Hanna of Lagan Valley Squash Club.

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It was agreed by all concerned that the evening was deemed worthwhile and successful.

My thanks to the following contributors:

  • Joe Ruddy
  • Zoe Barr
  • Joshua McVeigh
  • David Ayerst
  • Adrian Leeson
  • Stephen Higgins (Gotto Sports)
  • Dorothy Armstrong (Ulster Squash – Club Development Officer)
  • Billy Bell (Ulster Squash Refereeing Sub-Committee)


As part of our Club Level Refereeing Program we plan to hold further training courses, leading to qualification as Ulster Squash Registered Club Referee.

If you would like to attend a future course, please pre-register your interest by contacting me at

For updated information on refereeing courses please revisit this page from time to time.

Billy Millar.

Refereeing Secretary


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