Shortly after its grand opening in January 2020, Atlanta Community Squash (ACS)—which over a year ago was the first facility to join the US Squash Community Affiliate Network—was forced to adapt during the pandemic to serve the squash community’s health and academic well-being by implementing an innovative squash and learning pod structure to safely provide their members and students with a vital outlet. 
Construction at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, located on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia, continues to progress towards its planned 2021 opening. Court installation is now approaching completion and interior spaces are taking shape.

The February 1996 issue of Squash News featured a group shot from the 1995 U.S. Junior Squash Olympics (now known as the U.S. Junior Open). James Zug catches up with the players featured in the cover, and tournament officials Ken Jaffe and Craig Thorpe-Clark. The editors attempted to ID each player pictured, but there are still some gaps. Can you help us name them?

The PSA World Tour recently featured Team USA's Amanda Sobhy in an in depth interview. The world No. 7 discusses the tour's return in March, her recent move to Philadelphia, and helping the next generation by coaching juniors over the holidays.

US Squash will host a virtual forum open to all junior squash community members on Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00pm EST. The session will feature updates from US Squash staff regarding the state of planning for a return to full national competition, and provide an opportunity for the community to give feedback on initial recommendations. Register here and submit your questions here.

Practice your officiating skills with the #CallOfTheWeek series. Watch the clip and vote for your call on Twitter or on the Call of the Week page. The correct decision will be released tomorrow! 


Camp advertising through US Squash offers the opportunity to promote your camp to our community of more than 5,000 junior players and families. If you are interested in participating, please complete this form and email it to Act now to take advantage of this special opportunity to promote your camp to the squash community. 

The membership & marketing manager will be responsible for the development of marketing and promotions aimed at growing the playing community at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, and will help keep members, stakeholders and the community informed of news, updates and introduction of services and programs.

The successful candidate for the senior software developer role will work on the Club Locker suite of software. Interested individuals should be able to quickly create elegant code, work with a team, run with minimal direction, and have an eye for design.

Views From the Arlen Specter US Squash Center
The Arlen Specter US Squash Center places a modern squash and community facility within an historic and architecturally significant setting. The building was first constructed in 1916, and the main drill hall space of the Armory that will house the Specter Center has striking trusswork and large windows facing east towards 30th St Station and Center City Philadelphia, and west towards University City and West Philadelphia.

The Specter Center is planned to open later this year and will feature eighteen singles courts and two hardball doubles courts. Located on the campus of Drexel University, it will anchor the US Squash Community Affiliate Network and provide broad community access from its location in one of twenty-two federally-designated Promise Zone neighborhoods. The Specter Center will also house the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, offer world-class high-performance training resources to Team USA athletes, serve as the US Squash national headquarters and operate a Learning & Innovation Center in partnership with SquashSmarts.