Polish Squash Federation (PFS) is an association whose main purpose is to promote squash as a sport discipline and a form of active leisure in Poland. PFS complies with the rules and requirements of the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the European Squash Federation (ESF), and is the only organization entitled to represent Polish squash at the national and international level.
Squash tournaments under the auspices of PFS are carried out all over Poland, and their results are taken into account in the ranking of players. There are 2 senior categories (Open & Women's), 10 junior categories (BU11, BU13, ..., BU19 – for boys under or at the age of 11, 13, ..., 19 & GU11, GU13, ..., GU19 – for girls, likewise), and a few masters categories (M35+, ...) - these will be added soon. The rankings are updated once a week and are available at pfs.ligowe.info.
The squash tournaments in Poland have different ranks. Senior and junior tournaments may have the following ranks:
- IMP (Individual Polish Championships – once in a season, for the best players with Polish citizenship),
- A (national tournaments – 8 senior and 8 junior tournaments in a season),
- B (regional tournaments),
- C (club tournaments).
For tournament of ranks B and C, a '+' may be added to the rank's indication, which means that the players will get more points to the ranking. The players can receive the highest number of points from IMP tournaments, followed by tournaments of A, B & C ranks, accordingly. The masters' tournaments may have one of two ranks: MST or MIMP (Masters Individual Polish Championships – only for players with Polish citizenship).
Tournaments of A, B, C & MST ranks are available also for foreign players. To take part in a tournament, a player has to obtain a free licence, and in case of limited number of participants in a tournament – the players with higher ranking have priority in participation. However, the players may also receive a Wild Card (WC), with which they are entitled to take part in a tournament of A rank. There are two WCs for each senior category (one is awarded by the organizer, and the other by PFS), and one WC for each junior category.
In order to obtain the licence number, which allows to take part in the tournaments under the auspices of PFS, the player has to fill in the application form available here (link) and send its scan by e-mail to PFS Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). The licence number will be assigned within 7 days from sending the application form.