WSO was established in a partnership between the WSF and the PSA to steer squash officiating worldwide.
THE WSO VISION – To professionalise and standardise squash officiating worldwide so that everyone involved in squash can benefit from its capability to improve their personal squash experience at every level.
THE WSO MISSION – We are committed to enhancing the experience of anyone involved in squash at any level by producing high quality, engaging, consistent, and informative content that increases knowledge and deepens understanding of squash through the rules.
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World Squash Officiating (WSO) is the globally recognised organisation dedicated to the regulation and development of squash officiating worldwide. WSO comprises a team of highly skilled and trained individuals who play a pivotal role in ensuring fair play, enforcing rules, and maintaining the integrity of the sport. These officials are responsible for officiating squash matches at all levels, from grassroots tournaments to prestigious international competitions. With a comprehensive understanding of the rules and a keen eye for detail, World Squash Officiating professionals are instrumental in upholding the highest standards of sportsmanship, professionalism, and accuracy within the dynamic and fast-paced game of squash.
World Squash Officiating (WSO) upholds a set of core values that form the foundation of its operations. First and foremost, WSO is committed to integrity, ensuring that the rules and regulations of squash are adhered to consistently and fairly. They promote sportsmanship and respect among players, coaches, and spectators, fostering an environment of fair competition and mutual respect. WSO values professionalism, stressing the importance of well-trained and knowledgeable officials who demonstrate composure and professionalism in every match they oversee. We also value continuous improvement, providing training and development opportunities to officials to enhance their skills and stay updated with the evolving nature of the sport. Finally, WSO is dedicated to inclusivity, striving to ensure that squash officiating is accessible and open to individuals from diverse backgrounds, promoting equality and diversity within the officiating community.
WSO and Stakeholders in Squash
World Squash Officiating (WSO) works with various stakeholders within the squash community to promote and advance the sport of squash officiating. Here are some key entities that WSO collaborates with:
WSO is committed to working with Regions, Member Nations, Events, Referees, Players, and Coaches to improve everyone’s squash experience.
WSO offers a complete pathway of courses from grassroots to the pinnacle of the game. From a basic rules test (Level 0) through to the highest level of elite Referees (Level 5), worldsquashofficiating.com is a platform for everyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the game with the aim of creating a worldwide standard in refereeing and a clear referee pathway.