Squash is an inherently dangerous game with important rules that can affect match outcomes. The presence of qualified referees and markers enhances safety and produces fairer outcomes. Referees provide regulation during competitions which is important to keep the game professional and structured. The ongoing development of players’ comfort in their own refereeing ability, as well as the provision of top level referees, are both a critical part of the long term growth of the sport.
Certification is the process used to specify an official’s level of technical competence