Nick LePore will receive the Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association (PSRA) Service Award at the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships during an on-court ceremony following the 5:45pm match on Saturday, October 5th.
As the immediate past president of the PSRA, Lepore and has been a local stalwart and fixture on the area squash scene for the last thirty years. He serves on the board of SquashSmarts, the local urban squash and education program that is the official community partner of the U.S. Open and the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. Lepore is currently working with US Squash on the development of the Specter Center as it moves towards opening in Fall 2020, and he has Philadelphia on the US Squash District Association Committee.
Lepore has twice been a captain of the U.S. at the Copa Wadsworth, an annual team event between the U.S. and Mexico, for which Nick was instrumental in Philadelphia’s selection as the host city in 2017. He’s served his home club, Germantown Cricket Club, as the squash chair several times and played on many of the clubs league teams, and is a two-time GCC club doubles champion.
Jovial in both victory and defeat, Nick is a wonderful representation of Philadelphia Squash. “The PSRA is proud to recognize and honor Nick LePore as the recipient of the 2019 PSRA Service Award,” said Tim Dearnley, president of the PSRA. “He has done so much for our sport both locally and nationally. I’m thrilled that he is being recognized for everything he means to squash in our city.”
The world’s oldest squash organization, the Philadelphia SRA—originally called the Philadelphia Association—was founded in 1903. Previous winners of the annual PSRA Service Award include Molly Pierce (2013), Ken Jaffe (2014), Frank Reidy (2015), Bill Lane (2016), Andy Nehrbas (2017), and the Hand/McIntosh Family (2018).
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