Accredited US Squash competitions will open for registration over the coming weeks in coordination with the community and local facilities. The phased resumption of competitive play prioritizes safety and fairness, and will continue to evolve with changes in local, state and federal guidelines and based on feedback from the squash community.

During the summer and fall, squash facilities started to open with limited options for play. The allowed types of participation have now expanded in many areas, with some facilities ready for full competition. Now, where allowed by government and facility regulations, US Squash will accredit play in local and regional tournaments with the results posting to player profiles and impacting their US Squash rating. Facilities and regions may also run accredited league play, including box leagues, team leagues and ladders, all of which will also impact ratings.

Phase 2, which includes the initial restart of local and regional accredited competition as described on the restart page, and ratings-based rankings, begins on October 7, 2020. For more information visit
US Squash has announced Access Youth Academy, located in San Diego, California, as the third facility–-and the first on the West Coast–-to be accredited as an official US Squash Community Affiliate. The organization's new facility has a planned opening of June 2021.
US Squash and the CSA have announced a series of one day regional College Squash Recruiting Showcases to be held across the country in October and November. These events, run and organized by local facilities, will provide the opportunity for high school players to play in competitive matches that can be viewed remotely by interested varsity college coaches for recruiting purposes. Registration is now available.
The Arlen Specter US Squash Center, on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia, continues its rapid construction with court walls now being installed. A recent image shows eight singles courts taking shape as well as the exterior framing of the first of two doubles courts.
US Squash has announced the 2019-2020 Scholar Athlete Award recipients–-a record class of 391 exceptional student athletes.
The number of awardees marks an increase of more than 100 from last year’s class of 289 recipients. 202 recipients earned the award for the first time, and a remarkable group of twenty-six student athletes have earned the recognition all four years of their high school careers.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond. In our continuing series of exploring off-court passions, OTG turns to Lefika Ragontse. Twenty years ago Ragontse was one of the top collegiate players in the nation. Today he’s a squash club owner and a buyer of diamonds.

A few weeks ago, Tom Seaver died at the age of seventy-five. The baseball pitcher was famous for his pitching motion, with a lunge so deep he often scraped his knee in the dirt. He also regularly lunged on the squash court, as James Zug reveals in his SquashWord blog.