In accordance with the rules of squash adopted by the College Squash Association, collegiate players are required to wear approved eyewear in any practice, warm-up, or competition (singles or doubles). This mandatory requirement applies to any dual match, individual tournament, or team tournament where players are representing their respective institutions or playing in an approved US Squash event. It also applies to any participants representing the U.S. in international collegiate competition.
Companies whose eyewear have been approved by the CSA as of January 2005 and meet ASTM F803 or ANSI Z87.1 are Black Knight, Dunlop, Eagle, Ektelon, Halo Sports, Head/Penn, I-Mask, I-tech Sport, Kleershot, Leader, Liberty Optical, North Atlantic, Oakley (Sweep, Strike and Away), Prince, Pro Kennex, RAD, Rem Optical, RPM, Spalding, Unique Sports, and Wilson.
DISCLAIMER: The College Squash Association does not test or certify eyewear. The College Squash Association only endorses those companies whose products have met and or exceeded the standards listed above. It is an individual’s responsibility to ensure that their eyewear is approved and meets or exceeds either the ASTM or ANSI standards.
RULES: Approved eyewear must be worn for the entirety of a match, from the beginning of the warm-up until the match’s conclusion. Standard eyeglasses may not be worn in lieu of approved eyewear, even if the eyeglasses have plastic lenses. In the event of a player not having approved eyewear for their match, the rules for a self-inflicted injury apply. In the event that a player’s eyewear breaks during a match, the injury rule may be required to determine the result. This would only be needed in the case of prescription glasses that can not be immediately replaced. In the event of a player not having approved eyewear and a suitable replacement not being found, the player may forfeit the match.
COACHES: It is up to each institution’s coach to make sure that each member of their team has approved eyewear before the start of each season as well as suitable replacement pairs for the duration of the season.
Updated on January 19, 2011