Specter Center News

33rd Street Renamed “Squash Way” in Recognition of International Squash Hub

(l-r): Ned Edwards, Shanin Specter, Jamie Gauthier, John FryThe City of Philadelphia has officially renamed 33rd Street between Chestnut and Arch Streets as “Squash Way,” in recognition of the thirty-nine squash courts at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, Drexel University’s Kline & Specter Squash Center, and Penn Squash Center—the highest density of squash courts in the world. The new street sign was unveiled by...

Specter Center Receives Prestigious Engineering News-Record Award

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center has been recognized by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mid-Atlantic as the 2022 winner in Best Project for Sports/Entertainment. The award was officially announced by ENR on October 17. ENR (Engineering News-Record) is considered the “bible” for providing engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data to construction industry professionals. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and...

Specter Center, Sunrise of Philadelphia and WorkReady Launch ‘Train a Trainer’ Program

 The Arlen Specter US Squash Center partnered with Sunrise of Philadelphia and WorkReady for the first time this summer, creating a new "Train the Trainer" initiative focused on introducing new coaches and players to the game. Participants in the course trained with members of Team USA and the Specter Center coaching staff, before going into a US Squash Level 1 Coaching Certification course. The new...

Specter Center Hosts SEA Alumni Nationals

The Arlen Specter Center hosted more than sixty Squash and Education Alliance alumni representing thirteen programs, August 6. The tournament included a squash tournament, workshops on networking and financial planning, and a social gathering. "It's amazing to see that alumni have meaningful relationships that keep bringing them back to the network year over year," says SEA's Director of College and Career Manuela Perez, who is a...

2022-2023 National Championships Schedule Released

US Squash has announced a preliminary schedule of national championships for the 2022-2023 season. More information including locations, registration, age eligibility, and accommodation will be released in the coming weeks and months closer to each event. Adult 2022 U.S. Skill Level Championships – October 15-16, 2022 2022 Howe Cup U.S. Women’s Team Championships – November 4-6, 2022 2023 U.S. Masters Squash Championships – March 31-April 2, 2023 Junior JCT #1 –...

Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame Officially Opened; Four New Inductees Welcomed

l-r: David Page, Palmer Page, Gail Ramsay, Nancy Gengler-Saint, John FryUS Squash formally opened the Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, housed at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia, and inducted four new members to the Hall of Fame: Tom Page, John Fry, Nancy Gengler-Saint, and Gail Ramsay, April 2, 2022. The special ceremony was held Saturday evening after the...

Hall of Fame Profile: Gail Ramsay

Gail Ramsay grew up at the Cynwyd Club outside Philadelphia (she is the fifteenth Cynwyd member to be inducted into the Hall of Fame). She was a legendary junior player, with a giant asterisk. In an era before the National Juniors had a girls draw, Ramsay played almost entirely against adults in competition. She did capture the sole junior tournament that existed for girls,...

Penn Medicine Named Official Health System By US Squash

In its new Philadelphia home, US Squash has partnered with Penn Medicine to be its medical provider and strengthen community initiatives PHILADELPHIA— First, US Squash moved to a new home in Philadelphia. Now, it has partnered with Penn Medicine as its official health system to keep the organization’s world-class players fit and healthy. As the official health system of US Squash, Penn Medicine will also be...

Page, Fry, Ramsay and Gengler-Saint to be Inducted into U.S. Squash Hall of Fame

Four pioneers have been chosen for the highest honor in American squash: induction into the United States Squash Hall of Fame. The inductees are Tom Page, John Fry, Gail Ramsay and Nancy Gengler-Saint. The induction ceremony will be held at the grand opening of the Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame in the Arlen Specter US Squash Center on the campus of...