The Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association honored Nicholas J. LePore, III tonight at the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open with the 2019 PSRA Service Award.
“Nick Lepore has been a conscientious, deeply caring leader of the Philadelphia squash scene for the last thirty years,” said Tim Dearnley, the president of the PSRA, during an on-court ceremony. Lepore serves on the board of SquashSmarts, the urban squash and education program that is the official community partner of the U.S. Open and the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. Lepore and his law firm, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, are working with US Squash on the development of the Specter Center.
Lepore was the president of the Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association from 2012 to 2017. While president, he presided over 12% growth in participation in league singles and 14% in league doubles. Twice he has been a U.S. captain at the Copa Wadsworth, an annual team event between the U.S. and Mexico, and he hosted the Copa when it was held in Philadelphia in 2017. He’s served his home club, Germantown Cricket Club, as the squash chair several times and played on the club’s league teams. He is also a two-time GCC club squash doubles champion.
“It’s an honor, but it is even more a privilege,” said LePore, “to work in the Philly squash community.”
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).