Specter Center News

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...

Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame to Open April 2

US Squash is proud to announce that the grand opening of the Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame will be held in conjunction with the 2022 U.S. Masters Squash Championships, April 1-3, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. The highlight of the weekend—on the evening of April 2—will be the dedication of the spectacular new Peggy & Leo...

Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame to Open April 2

US Squash is proud to announce that the grand opening of the Peggy & Leo Pierce U.S. Squash Hall of Fame will be held in conjunction with the 2022 U.S. Masters Squash Championships, April 1-3, at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. The highlight of the weekend—on the evening of April 2—will be the dedication of the spectacular new Peggy & Leo...

More than 850 Juniors From 41 Nations to Contest U.S. Junior Open

More than 850 juniors representing forty-one nations will contest the world's largest individual squash tournament--the 2021 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships--December 18-21--in Philadelphia. The four-day tournament will be hosted across four venues: the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Philadelphia Cricket Club. Ten champions will be crowned in boys' and girls' U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19 divisions. Follow live streaming...

Specter Center Hosts Inaugural Community Holiday Bash

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center welcomed more than 100 students and family members for its inaugural Holiday Bash on Monday, December 13. The party brought together students who have participated in the Center’s community programs, SquashSmarts students and family members for a fun evening of squash, dodgeball, cookie decorating, ornament making, and a festive feast. The event partnered with groups including the Boys and Girls Club, SquashSmarts upper schoolers,...