Train-a-Trainer Program Lays Foundation for PlayLA Initiative

The US Squash Train-a-Trainer program—focused on converting squash players into Start Squash Certified coaches in one day—launched its second program nationwide in Los Angeles Saturday, September 17, laying the groundwork for a youth squash initiative set to take place in LA this fall.

Last week, US Squash announced plans to host the 12-week youth program from October through December in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and SoCal Squash, the regional district affiliate of US Squash. The program will be held at two locations as a part of the PlayLA initiative, which provides youth of all abilities access to quality sports available from their local neighborhood recreation center, and aims to inspire and engage the community in the lead up to the LA 2028 Olympic Games.

Using outdoor handball courts at the Pecan Recreation Center, thirteen local squash players took part in the course and became certified. Later that afternoon, the new trainers introduced sixteen kids to the sport for the first time through a program of drills, mini games and match play.

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Amanda Sobhy to Face World No. 1 Gohar in Egyptian Open Semifinals

Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy will face world No. 1 Nouran Gohar in a second consecutive semifinal appearance at the CIB Egyptian Open after defeating Wales’ world No. 18 Tesni Evans at one of the sport’s most iconic locations next to the Pyramids Thursday. Watch the Egyptian Open semifinals live Saturday from 6:30pm local time, 12:30pm ET, on SquashTV.

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U.S. Open Two Weeks Away

The 2022 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist is just two weeks away! The world's best squash players return to Philadelphia, October 8-15, to vie for one of the sport's most prestigious titles. Explore different ticket and group options, or volunteer and become an integral part of a major international sports event.

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Hall of Famer Sam Howe Dies at Eighty-Four

Samuel P. Howe, III, died last week at the age of eighty-four. Howe was a classic left-wall doubles player (his long, fluid strokes reminded everyone of Sam Snead’s golf swing). He won the National Doubles in 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971, the first three with Bill Danforth and the second three with his younger brother Ralph Howe. Beyond the on-court achievements, Howe was known for his keen interest in the squash community.

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Share your Women's Squash Week Stories

The U.S. and international squash community is celebrating Women's Squash Week this week as thousands of women and girls get back on the squash courts and reconnect with friends at the start of a new season. Share your WSW stories on instagram and tag @ussquashwomen and @ussquash to be featured nationally.

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Inaugural Women & Girls Summit to Feature Industry Experts and Coaches

The inaugural Women and Girls Summit will take place September 24 at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia, bringing a diverse group of players, coaches, leaders and parents together from around the country. Replays of the Summit panels and speakers will be available after the event.

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Brownell Wins Second PSA Title in Louisville

Reigning U.S. champion Timmy Brownell opened his second season on the PSA World Tour on a high note by winning his second career title at the $12,000 Sam Aguiar Louisville Open, September 10. “It feels great to start my season with a title, we put a lot of good work in over the summer at the Specter Center,” Brownell said. “Playing PSA tournaments can sometimes be a fickle game so it’s nice to get a win right on the board." 

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Oracle NetSuite Open Celebrates Ten Years of Pro Squash in the Bay Area Next Week

The West Coast's premier professional squash tournament—the Oracle NetSuite Open—will celebrate a decade of professional squash in the San Francisco Bay Area when it kicks off next week, September 30-October 4. The tournament moves to an exciting new bayside venue this year at the newly-refurbished Building 12 at Pier 70. Tickets are available at

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US Squash Junior High Performance Program Announced

US Squash has announced an exciting new program for aspiring members of Team USA. For the first time, the High Performance Program (HPP)—which until now has only included the top adult professionals of Team USA—will now invite junior players in the U15, U17, and U19 age divisions to four training sessions at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center over the course of the 2022-2023 season.

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Register to Host a Squash Doubles Week Event in Your Community

The 2022 Squash Doubles Week, October 15-23, aims to engage players of all ages and skill levels for events, round robins and clinics to promote and grow the doubles game. Sign up today to host a doubles week event in your community.

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Views From the Arlen Specter US Squash Center

U.S. Open street banners are up throughout University City as the Specter Center prepares to host the world's best squash players in just two weeks.