Specter Center News

Specter Center to Host U.S. Open October 1-6; Tickets on Sale Now

The 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist will celebrate its inaugural staging at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia on the campus of Drexel University, October 1-6, alongside the facility’s Grand Opening October 2. Tickets are on sale now at usopensquash.com/tickets. The Specter Center Grand Opening will be streamed to the entire squash community on Saturday, October 2—details will be shared...

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...

Specter Center Hosts Season’s First JCT

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center hosted hundreds of the country's top juniors for the East Coast Junior Open--the first Junior Championship Tour (JCT) level event of the season--July 16-18, in Philadelphia. The JCT followed a series of smaller skill level junior events as the facility continues to ramp up activity leading into its opening season. "It's incredible to think that this event took place 495...

Specter Center Opens Doors to the Public

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center welcomed the public to the facility for the first time as its soft opening phase began Tuesday, July 6. Located in Philadelphia in the heart of Drexel University’s campus, the Specter Center is the new home of US Squash and the world’s largest community squash center.   The Specter Center welcomed local partners, organizations, and new facility members as...

Live Squash: PSA World Championships Wild Card Playoffs

Twenty-one Americans will vie for one men's and one women's PSA World Championships wild card spot in a playoff held at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, June 10-12, in Philadelphia. The men's and women's wild cards will compete against the world's best at the PSA World Championships--with $1 million in prize money on offer--at the University Club in Chicago, July 10-17. Each draw features a...

Specter Center “You Belong” Membership Campaign Launches on New Website

Arlen Specter US Squash Center memberships are now available to the community for purchase at the new official website www.spectercenter.org. Located in Philadelphia in the heart of Drexel University’s campus, the Specter Center is the new home of US Squash and the world’s largest community squash center. Members and the public will have access to the Specter Center beginning July 6, 2021. The facility’s soft...

2021-2022 National Championship Schedule Released

US Squash has announced a preliminary schedule of national championships, including a full slate of previously postponed 2021 events. The calendar release is an exciting and important milestone in the comeback of the sport from the impacts of the pandemic. Events marked with (SC) will take place in Philadelphia at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center as part of the opening season of activity at...

Specter Center, You Belong Campaign: Memberships Set to Launch June 1 

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center will begin offering memberships on June 1, 2021 as it invites families to be a part of the world’s largest community squash center. Whether you are already an active squash player or a new neighbor stepping onto the court for the first time, US Squash looks forward to welcoming the community to the new home of squash in the U.S., located in Philadelphia on...