Membership Rooted in our Mission

Inviting and encouraging families to be a part of the world’s largest community squash center regardless of their experience in the sport is central to US Squash’s vision of leading squash to be more accessible to everyone. Memberships at the Specter Center include a variety of categories and pricing options, including free and reduced-cost memberships to ensure all interested residents are able to enjoy the facility and sport of squash.

The Specter Center will feature a full spectrum of programming—from free clinics welcoming new players into the squash community, to Team USA high-performance training, to national and international competitions throughout the year. While this means that some courts won’t be available every day of the year, it also means that Specter Center members will be an integral part of the most dynamic and inclusive squash facility in the world.

All members are encouraged to contribute to the Specter Center Community Fund on a monthly basis. One hundred percent of contributions go directly to support memberships and program enrollment for those who may not otherwise have the means to participate.

Membership

No Initiation Fee, No Annual Commitment & No Court Fees!

Captains Membership

$ 65 /mo
For casual players who don't plan to join
with family members
  • 2-day advance court reservations
  • 8 reservations per month
  • Participate in Specter Center teams, leagues, and ladders
  • Participate in inter-facility teams, leagues, and ladders
  • Early access to program and event registration
  • Add immediate family members

Champions Membership

$ 115 /mo
For more active players and
those joining with family
  • 6-day advance court reservations
  • Unlimited play
  • Participate in Specter Center teams, leagues, and ladders
  • Participate in inter-facility teams, leagues, and ladders
  • Early access to program and event registration
  • Add immediate family members for $45/month

Trial Membership

Limited time offer for a two-week trial membership available starting October 8
  • Unlimited Play
  • Day-of court reservations
  • Participate in FREE Specter Center programs
  • Clinics and private lessons available for all levels

Student Membership

$ 45 /mo
For currently enrolled students of
age 26 or younger
  • 2-day advance court reservations
  • Unlimited play
  • Participate in Specter Center teams, leagues, and ladders
  • Participate in inter-facility teams, leagues, and ladders
  • Early access to program and event registration
  • Add immediate family members

Non-Resident Membership

$ 45 /mo
Primary residence and business address must be located more than 100 miles from the Specter Center
  • 6-day advance court reservation
  • 3 court reservations per month
  • Participate in Specter Center teams, leagues, and ladders
  • Participate in inter-facility teams, leagues, and ladders
  • Early access to program and event registration
  • Add immediate family members

Sponsored Membership

$ 0 /mo
The Specter Center underwrites a
portion of memberships to
allocate to the community at no cost
  • All benefits of Champions level membership

Corporate Membership

$ 75 /mo
Specter Center corporate partners receive preferred rates on sponsorship, memberships for employees, and provide meaningful support for the Specter Center’s mission of dramatically broadening access to allow everyone to increase their health and well-being through squash.

Community Fund Program

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center is committed to ensuring everyone is able to be an active and welcome part of the squash community.

The support of the Specter Center Community Fund is a core element of our ability to deliver on our mission of broadening access to the sport. 100% of donations to the Community Fund directly support free and reduced-cost memberships and program enrollments.

Contributions can be added to monthly membership dues or made as a one-time donation. All gifts to the Community Fund are 100% tax-deductible.

Frequently asked questions

Membership

How do I make a change to my membership?
Any member in good standing who wish to make a change to their membership must submit their request in writing to the Membership Director thirty (30) days prior to their draft date.
How do I cancel my membership?
Any member in good standing must submit his resignation in writing to the Membership Director thirty (30) days prior to the resignation date. Members who resign shall lose all member rights to the Specter Center.
Are there guidelines for appropriate conduct within the facility?
All members, guests and staff of the Specter Center are expected to uphold the standards of the US Squash Code of Conduct and the Specter Center Terms and Conditions. In order to create and maintain the standards of our community, all individuals at the Specter center should, at all times, treat each other with respect and courtesy. Violations of this standard should immediately be reported to Specter Center management.
What privileges do I get with my membership?
Dependent on your membership type, you are entitled to advanced court reservations, pre-registration and discounts on programs and events, interclub and intraclub program registration, and guest privileges.

Facility

What types of courts does the facility have?
The Specter Center features eighteen singles courts, including two all-glass exhibition courts, and two hardball doubles courts.
What was previously located in the Specter Center?
Constructed in 1916 the Specter Center primarily served as a home for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s 103rd Engineer Battalion, which can trace its history to Ben Franklin’s call in the 1740s for Philadelphians to unite for their common defense. More recently, 33rd St Armory was later used as a multi-purpose student activity space by Drexel University beginning in 2008.

Registration

How do I reserve a court?
Members must book squash courts using the Club Locker system. If you are a guest in the Center and wish to book a court, you are required to talk to the front desk attendant and complete the registration process. Open courts are available for drop-in use. Community play is welcomed and available for a nominal fee. Should you wish to book a court and do not have access to Club Locker, please call the front desk so that a waiver and acknowledgement of our policies and procedures can be signed before the time of the reservation.
How do I register for programming?
All program registration is done through our Club Locker system. If you are a guest in the Center and wish to register for a program, you are required to talk to the front desk attendant and complete the registration process.
What if I need to cancel my court reservation?
Cancellation of a court booking must be made at least four-hours before court time. If you cancel a court within the 24-hour period, the Specter Center reserves the right to charge a $20 fee for late- or no cancellation.  The goal of our cancellation policy is to ensure that as many courts are available for members and guests as possible.

Community Fund

What is an expected donation amount?
There is no expected donation amount, any amount that you feel comfortable giving. Those able to donate a monthly amount equivalent to their membership fee directly make possible a full membership for someone unable to afford one.
What does the Community Fund support?
100% of donations to the Community Fund directly support free and reduced-cost memberships and program enrollments.