McIntosh/Hand Family to Receive PSRA Service Award

(l-r): Lach McIntosh, Jud Hand, Liz Hand, Ian McIntosh

The McIntosh/Hand family will receive the Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association’s Service Award at the 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open on Saturday, October 6. The ceremony will be on the ASB GlassCourt following the 5:30pm match.

Since the mid-1970s, McIntosh/Hand family have been stalwarts at Gwynedd Racquet Club in North Wales, Pa. They have held just about every leadership role at the club at one point or another. Gwynedd Racquet Club is a unique member of the Philadelphia squash scene. Housed in a converted Methodist Church, the key club has two singles and one doubles court. Its nickname is the Church of the Holy Racquet.

The McIntosh/Hand family has had success on court. Lach, partnered with Tina Rix, won consecutive Manheim Mixed doubles tournaments. Ian, partnered with Peter Lutes, won the National C doubles tournament in 2006. Together Lach and Ian led their team to the Czar League title in 2016.

“The PSRA is proud to recognize and honor Jud, Liz, Ian and Lach as the recipients of the 2018 PSRA Service Award,” said Tim Dearnley, the president of the PSRA. “They kept a unique squash presence in greater Philadelphia alive.   All league players know that a trip out to North Wales is going to make for good squash and great camaraderie.”

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) and Andy Nehrbas (2017).

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