Specter Center News

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...

Specter Center Welcomes Team USA, SquashSmarts and Junior Players During ‘Beta-Test Week’

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center reached a milestone on the road to its completion last week, with members of Team USA, SquashSmarts and the junior squash community able to step on court for the first time during a ‘beta-test week’ focused on safely providing a pre-opening look, and collecting valuable feedback on the facility as preparations are made for the season ahead. US Squash...

US Squash Releases Initial Summer Junior Tournament Calendar and Expanded Details of Return-to-Competition Plans

As momentum continues in the return of players to the squash courts, US Squash has announced a preliminary schedule of summer junior tournaments and posted additional information on policies and procedures that will apply to Stage 2 of the phased transition to junior national competition and tournament points-based rankings, beginning May 28, 2021. Families can read the prior announcement of the three-stage transition here,...

Springtime Reveals US Squash Activity Ready to Bloom

With the prospect of the U.S. confidently emerging from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the pathway back to active lives including squash is becoming increasingly clear. Central to the sport’s comeback is the nearly complete Arlen Specter US Squash Center, ready to welcome the local community and squash players eager to experience the facility for the first time. US Squash anticipates the Specter Center...

Inside the Specter Center: February Update

Construction at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center, located on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia, continues to progress towards its planned 2021 opening. Court installation is now approaching completion and interior spaces are taking shape. The project places a modern squash and community facility within an historic and architecturally significant setting. The building was first constructed in 1916, and the main drill hall...

Specter Center Court Installation Progresses; Doubles Courts Take Shape

Construction of the Arlen Specter US Squash Center progresses with the installation of a new bank of five singles courts and the wooden walls of both hardball doubles courts over the course of recent weeks in Philadelphia. The new bank of courts (above) will comprise five of the eighteen total singles courts at the Specter Center. A new block of three singles courts that can...