With the prospect of the U.S. confidently emerging from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the pathway back to active lives including squash is becoming increasingly clear. Central to the sport’s comeback is the nearly complete Arlen Specter US Squash Center, ready to welcome the local community and squash players eager to experience the facility for the first time.
US Squash anticipates the Specter Center – which has been made possible in partnership with Drexel University and is located in the heart of Drexel’s campus and Philadelphia’s burgeoning University City – will begin hosting local tournaments and allowing community access as early as April, with a gradual ramping up of activity in June into the summer. Memberships are planned to go on sale in June, bringing together enthusiasts from every walk of life to enjoy the sport.
Expected to anchor the sport’s comeback and the Specter Center’s opening season will be the U.S. Open Squash Championships in its traditional early October date, launching a full year of grand opening activities for the 2021-2022 season.