Four pioneers have been chosen for the highest honor in American squash: induction into the United States Squash Hall of Fame. The inductees are Tom Page, John Fry, Gail Ramsay and Nancy Gengler-Saint.

The induction ceremony will be held at the grand opening of the Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame in the Arlen Specter US Squash Center on the campus of Drexel University on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Attendance at the ceremony will be open to the public. The event will be hosted in conjunction with the U.S. Masters Squash Championships at the Specter Center, April 1-3.

“I am grateful for the work of the Hall of Fame Committee led by Jim Zug, Jr. The inductees they proposed are exceptional, each in very different ways, all of which continue to elevate the prestige of the Hall,” said Kevin Klipstein, President & CEO of US Squash. “It’s also so meaningful to have a permanent home for the Hall and I think the grand opening of the Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame at the Specter Center will be a very special weekend for everyone involved as well as the entire squash community. To be able to welcome the public to the permanent home of the Hall of Fame, while simultaneously celebrating this caliber of character and excellence feels like a major step in the right direction for the sport.”
The U.S. Middle School Squash Championships return for the first time in two years this weekend, February 11-13, as the nation’s top programs descend on the Arlen Specter US Squash Center to contest the fourteenth Middle School Nationals in Philadelphia. Follow live streaming on the US Squash Youtube channel.

US Squash is proud to joined the country in celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Save the date for the inaugural US Squash Women & Girls Summit, to be held May 22-23 at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia.

World No. 11 Olivia Fiechter reached the largest final of her careerfalling short against world No. 2 Nouran Goharin the $51,000 Cincinnati Gaynor Cup at the Cincinnati Country Club, February 2-6.

Racquet Up Detroit, a Squash and Education Alliance program founded in 2010, celebrated the grand opening of a new eight-court, 18,000 square foot education and youth development on Friday, January 28. Detroit’s Mayor Mike Duggan was on hand to celebrate the grand opening. “This is a special day for Detroit,” Duggan said. “A lot has been taken away from this neighborhood, especially its youth.”
The final conference championship of the 2021-2022 season—the NESCAC Women’s Championship—is up for grabs this weekend, and many of the matches from that tournament will have implications for the National Collegiate Women’s Team Championships in two weeks. Meantime, a final flurry of men’s matches will allow the rankings to fall into place early next week in preparation for next week’s National Collegiate Men’s Team Nationals and Club Team Nationals.

After a weekend full of outstanding squash and several razor thin results, six teams were crowned champions of their respective conferences. Drexel University women (Mid-Atlantic Squash Conference (MASC)), University of Pennsylvania men (Ivy League), University of Rochester men (Liberty League), St. Lawrence University women (Liberty League), Trinity College men (NESCAC), and University of Virginia women (MASC) all took home the hardware on Sunday.

The Houston Squash Team–a new high school team squash program incorporating players from multiple schools–boys and girls took home both National Interscholastic division one titles Sunday, January 30, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.

New York City is one of the toughest real estate markets in the world. Harry Saint solved it, putting in the first commercial squash clubs in Manhattan back in the 1970s. Here is the story of how squash was transformed. Outside the Glass is now available on Spotify!

Last October, as he approached his ninetieth birthday, Phil Leis knew exactly where he wanted to be that milestone day—on the squash court. Leis got in touch with one of his regular partners at PVD Squash in Providence, Stefano Crema, and arranged to play. Only when they got to the court did Leis let on that It was his birthday. “I was so happy,” said Crema, “and when I asked what the number was, he told me it was ninety. Crazy. I only have love and admiration for Phil. What a wonderful human being and amazing squash player. The ‘young’ man is unstoppable.”

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Squash students took part in a Valentine's-themed craft session, Wednesday, February 9. They made thank you cards, drawings, and crowns for Penn Medicine staff who have sacrificed so much during the pandemic.