Adult Academy SERIES
The Adult Academy C/D – Beginner/Intermediate 3 week series
Join us for this 3 week course that will help kickstart your new year of squash and get your level up. Each week you will 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)
Session begins January 12- If interested in remaining weeks, please email Chris.Sachvie@ussquash.org
Adult Academy – A/B Intermediate/Advanced 3 week series
Get your new year off to a strong start with 3 sessions in 3 weeks where we will build upon the skills and topics learned the week prior. 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.
Session begins January 10- If interested in remaining weeks, please email Chris.Sachvie@ussquash.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.
Women's Drop-in Hit
The Women’s Drop-in Hit is a fun a fun, casual Tuesday night drop-in formed by women at the center. If you’re looking for others to practice and/or play games with drop in on a Tuesday evening! Email Chris Sachvie for more details at email@example.com
Every Tuesday 5:45-8:00pm
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.
tournaments and competition
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.
Register for February Box League!
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.
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.
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.
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.