ADULT PROGRAMS

The Specter Center offers a variety of programming for adults at every level. New to Squash? Use our free loaner equipment and attend a Learn to Play clinic or book a lesson with one of our pros. Want to dive deeper into technique and tactics in a group training environment? Try our Adult Academy clinics. Need a competitive outlet? Come to one of our Round Robins or sign up for our Box Leagues that re-shuffle the 1st of every month to get matches with other members around your level.

Higher Ed Hits

Professors, students, and staff members of Philadelphia-based Colleges or Universities are invited to come and play at the Specter Center! Bring your school ID and play for free! We will help pair players and offer introductory tips. Equipment is available.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:45am-1:15pm

All Level Round Robin- Singles & Doubles

Round Robins are a great way to meet new playing partners in a fun, relaxed environment. Scores are not recorded. The ideal round robin gets you some games with other players around your level, a game with someone above you, and a game against someone below you! All playing levels welcome.

Thursday Evenings- 6:00-7:30pm

Sundays 10:00am-12:00pm

Adult Academy

The Adult Clinics are geared towards players 18 and older playing at an intermediate to advanced level. Players will go through a series of drills, patterns, and conditioned games to improve technique, tactics, and gameplay focused on a specific area of the game each week. It’s never too late to get better! Players with a 3.0 rating and above.

The Adult 3.0 Clinic – Beginner/Intermediate
Build on the technical, tactical, and movement skills worked on the week before. For players playing at a beginner/intermediate, C/D level (ratings between 2.0-3.7)

Tuesdays 6:00-7:00

The Adult 4.5 Clinic – A/B Intermediate/Advanced
Topics will include winning the length battle, volleying, controlling the middle of the court, and attacking and defending. There will be drills for technical practice, conditioned games to test decision making, deception, and movement to the practice.

If interested in participating in the Adult 4.5 Clinic please email squashpro@spectercenter.org

free learn to play clinics

The Free Learn to Play Adult Clinic is aimed at players over 16 who are new to the sport. We have racquets, goggles, balls, and loaner squash shoes available to use at no cost.

December 12 |6:00-7:00pm

Women's Drop-in Clinic

The Women’s Drop-in Clinic is a fun and casual Tuesday night formed by women at the center. The beginner clinic is from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm followed by free play from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and the intermediate/advanced free play is from 6:00 pm to 7: 00 pm followed by a clinic from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. If you’re looking for others to practice and/or play games with drop in on a Tuesday evening!

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm

Doubles programs

The Specter Center has two beautiful and innovative blue hardball doubles courts for member bookings and drop-in play. If you are interested in learning how to play consider a 3 players + a pro lesson and keep an eye out for doubles clinics and round robins on our calendar.

open community drop-in play

Open Community Play hours are built into our schedule for members and non-members to come out and play on the courts. During these hours there are no guest fees so it’s a great chance to bring a friend and introduce them to our community and the game. These hours do not count as a booking against captain’s members monthly usage. *Specter Center has loaner equipment available for free.

Tuesdays 11:45am-1:15pm & 4:00-5:00pm
Thursdays 11:45am-1:15pm

tournaments and competition

Member Box Leagues
Box Leagues are a great way to meet and play other members at a similar level to you. At the start of each month you will be matched up with 3-5 other players and the goal is to play everyone in your box that month. Match results will be recorded in US Squash and each month the boxes will be reshuffled. 1-2 players from the box will move up a box, and 1-2 players will move down a box so you will get some new matches each month. This should be viewed as friendly competition and a way to meet new practice and playing partners.

Must have an active membership to register

Register for December Member Box League! 

Register for January Member Box League!

philadelphia district leagues

The Philadelphia Squash and Racquets Association runs inter-club city wide leagues and tournaments separated by age, skill level, men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions. Different divisions play on different nights of the week, tournaments are held over weekends or are self-scheduling.
Visit: www.phillyboast.org for more information.

Private Lessons

We offer 45 minute private and semi-private lessons for members and non-members. Lessons are a great way to be introduced to squash, brush up on your skills, or take your game to the next level. For more information please contact karim.ibrahim@spectercenter.org

Click here to meet our coaches and register

new to squash?

Includes clinics to try, gear and rentals etc. Attend a Free Learn to Play Clinic to help get a solid foundation of the basic technique and tactics. We have racquets, goggles, and shoes that can be borrowed for your session – we also have a fully stocked pro shop and online store if you want to purchase your own.

What clinic is right for your level?

The Specter Center and the Philadelphia District Squash Leagues and Events use both the ‘A-B-C-D’ model and US Squash’s ClubLocker rating system. Here is a guide to how singles ratings roughly translate to A-B-C-D ratings in singles:

A / Open – 5.0 – 6 +
B – 4.0 – 4.9
C – 3.0 – 3.9
D – 2.0 – 3.0

Specter Center Squash Professionals will assist in getting you into the right leagues and clinics.

Ratings become more accurate as you enter more match results in ClubLocker.