Specter Center News

Live Stream: 2021 U.S. Junior Squash Championships

The nation's top juniors descend on the Arlen Specter US Squash Center and Merion Cricket Club to contest the 2021 U.S. Junior Squash Championships, November 19-21, in Philadelphia. Follow U15, U17 and U19 live streaming from the Specter Center via the US Squash Youtube daily playlists below. Follow U13 and U 11 live scores from Merion Cricket Club on the National Juniors Club Locker page. For...

Recess Squash: Specter Center Sets up Expos at Local Schools

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center brought squash to local West Philadelphia schools this week with pop up squash walls set up for students to try the sport during their recess breaks. The squash expos employed a net wall for kids to hit balls against at their school's playground. The expos were set up at the Science Leadership Academy Middle School (SLAM) and Samuel Powel...

Live Stream: 2021 U.S. National Squash Championships

The 2021 U.S. National Squash Championships--rescheduled from its traditional spring staging--takes place this weekend at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. More than 100 players will vie for nine national titles from 40+ through 80+ age divisions. Watch live streaming of all matches on the daily US Squash Youtube playlists below. Follow live scores and results on the 2021 U.S. National Squash Championships Club...

Keating Presented W. Stewart Brauns, Jr. Award

  l-r: Specter Center Executive Director Ned Edwards, Architect Van Potteiger, Dan Keating, US Squash Board Chair Soo Venkatesan, US Squash President & CEO Kevin Klipstein US Squash presented Dan Keating the W. Stewart Brauns, Jr. Award—one of the organization’s highest honors—in a ceremony during the 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist. The W. Stewart Brauns, Jr. Award is given by the US Squash...

Arlen Specter US Squash Center Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center held an official grand opening celebration Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Philadelphia. The ceremony, held during the 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist, formally unveiled the world’s largest community squash center. The Specter Center anchors the US Squash Community Affiliate Network, and joins existing Community Affiliate partners in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Virginia, Harlem, Newport, San Diego and Portland,...

Replay: Specter Center Grand Opening Ceremony

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center Grand Opening Ceremony took place during the 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist Saturday, October 2, in Philadelphia. Watch a full replay of the broadcast above.

Replay: Specter Center Grand Opening

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center Grand Opening Ceremony took place during the 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist Saturday, October 2, in Philadelphia. Watch a full replay of the broadcast above.

US Squash Updates Accredited Play COVID Protocols; U.S. Championships Registration Open for 2021-2022 Season

In response to the recent surge in COVID-19, US Squash has updated its guidelines and recommendations for accredited competition. These protocols are designed to support the desire for many members of the squash community to return to play and competition, while acknowledging that prioritizing the safety of the community requires ongoing adaptation to ensure all reasonable protective measures are in place to do so. The...

Specter Center Core Operations Staff In Place Ahead of Inaugural Season

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center approaches its inaugural season with core staff in place prepared to drive the facility’s vision of providing broadly accessible squash programs, acting as a home for Team USA and delivering world-class events that serve the Philadelphia and national squash community. The Specter Center entered its soft opening phase in July of 2021 with the successful rollout of a series...