Player Clothing Rule

To WSF Regional & National Federations,

We have been asked by the PSA to circulate the following and would request that you further distribute it to all levels of Referees,

making them aware of this PSA Rule:

6.4.1 On-Court

The following clothing rule shall apply without exception to all PSA World Tour tournaments.

In all matters of judgement or opinion arising from the interpretation of this clothing rule, the decision of the tournament referee or on-site PSA representative shall be final, except that they may not rule illegal or unacceptable an item of clothing or a design which has been approved by the PSA.

In addition to the above, clean and customarily acceptable squash attire shall be worn.

Unacceptable attire shall include:

* Sweatshirts

* Tracksuits (tracksuit trousers may be worn for religious regions after approval from PSA)

* Long sleeved tops

* Promotional cotton t-shirts

* Leggings

* Aerobic bodysuit of any description

* Long sleeved compression garments

* Full length compression stockings (leggings)

Playing clothing shall consist of:

For men – a short-sleeved polo shirt with an attached collar or non-cotton t-shirt and shorts outfit, sleeveless playing top and shorts outfit, shorts, socks and non-marking indoor court shoes.

Compression shorts above the knee are allowed to be worn under playing shorts. Compression socks up to the knee are allowed.

For women – A short-sleeved polo shirt with an attached collar or non-cotton t-shirt, sleeveless non-cotton vest top, dress, shorts, skirt, socks and non-marking indoor court shoes.

Compression shorts above the knee are allowed to be worn under playing shorts, skirts and dresses. Compression socks up to the knee are allowed.

Players may wear clothing of any colour or combination of colours.

All clothing shall conform to the accepted standards of decency and cultural/religious tradition of the country in which the competition is taking place, as adjudged by the tournament referee.

Both players shall be obliged to wear distinctly different coloured clothing. The higher seeded player will have first choice. This colour/style must be worn for the duration of the match. If a player has to change his/her top during a match he/she must make sure that they wear the same colour and style of shirt as they started the match. It is the responsibility of the players to comply with this rule. As the PSA is very serious about its media obligations, non-compliance of this rule will result in application of the PSA Code of Conduct.

Headwear, other than that normally worn for religious, cultural or medical reasons, is not permitted, with the exception of headbands, bandannas and straps for approved eye-guards.

Junior members are to abide by the rules of the national federation sanctioning a tournament with regards to eye guards. If the national federation deems it mandatory for juniors to wear eye guards then this rule will be upheld by PSA.

Any jewellery or watches worn by a player shall not be so conspicuous or brightly reflecting as to distract or un-sight an opponent and shall not be potentially dangerous. The tournament referee may require the removal of any piece of jewellery deemed to violate the above.

Referees are given the authority not to allow any player, breaching these rules, back on court and the player may be disqualified.

Regards

Lorraine Harding

Operations Manager

World Squash Federation

Tel: +44 (0)1424 447 440

Mob: +44 7775 446020


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