August 2021 Update From the CEO

As US Squash continues to drive towards its goal of increasing access to squash while also facing the headwinds of uncertainty caused by the pandemic, US Squash President & CEO Kevin Klipstein reflects on progress made so far this year and shares his thoughts on the organization's approach to the new challenges ahead.
In anticipation of the continued return of junior accredited competition, US Squash has released planned changes to its junior squash policies to take effect this fall. These enhancements are based on feedback from players and stakeholders as well as in-depth analysis of participation data, and are designed to continue the provision of a safe, fair, inclusive and balanced environment for the junior squash community. US Squash will host a Junior Squash Forum on August 25 at 7pm EST to discuss these policy changes, the upcoming season and adjustments to operational protocols. 
The Access Youth Academy Community Center, located in San Diego, CA, formally opened during a ceremony headlined by Dr. Shirley N. Weber, California Secretary of State, and Todd Gloria, San Diego Mayor. The facility is the first US Squash Community Affiliate on the west coast, and will embrace the community squash model by operating broad public access, scholastic squash, and memberships in concert with its Squash & Education Alliance after-school program.

Denison University Athletics announced on Thursday, August 12, that its men’s and women’s squash programs would be competing in their first season as varsity teams during the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year. The original plan for an inaugural season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning in 2020, US Squash has celebrated the graduating senior class by publishing personal reflections from players on their junior squash careers, and what they look forward to in their next chapter in life and squash. This tradition continues in 2021 with a senior class that has shown remarkable resilience through the challenges presented by the pandemic during their junior and senior years.

Women’s Squash Week–-the international movement focused on increasing women’s squash participation-–returns in 2021, September 19-26. Register to host a Women's Squash Week event in your community by submitting this form by Tuesday, August 31.

Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini earned her fifth–and third consecutive–world title while her compatriot Ali Farag won his second-–both secured in Chicago at the million dollar PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family. 

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center hosted hundreds of the country’s top juniors for the East Coast Junior Open–-the first Junior Championship Tour (JCT) level event of the season–-July 16-18, in Philadelphia.

Now back at England Squash, Chris Robertson is continuing his run as a world-class squash coach. But he was once a rising star as a player, coming out of Brisbane, Australia to capture the World Junior title in 1984.

US Squash is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a track record of strategic financial leadership within a growing organization to meet future expansion needs. The CFO is responsible for aligning financial reserves with the mission and vision of the organization and identifying concrete ways to engage in increasing financial reserves and cost-savings such that US Squash develops into a financially stable, sustainable organization able to consistently take advantage of the opportunities before it and meet its long-term goals.

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center is now accepting applications for squash professional and assistant squash professional positions. Applications and eligibility requirements are available here.

Views From the Arlen Specter US Squash Center
The East Coast Junior Open offered a first glimpse of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center's capacity for hosting a seamless squash tournament experience.