The 2016 Delaware Investments United States Open Squash Championships kick off a week from today at Drexel University. The top players in the world will descend on Philadelphia to compete for the prestigious U.S. Open title.
Qualifying rounds will be held October 6-7 at Drexel and three local clubs: the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, Merion Cricket Club and Philadelphia Cricket Club. Main-draw play will take place October 8-15 in Drexel’s Kline & Specter Squash Courts and the Daskalakis Athletic Center, where the varsity basketball court is transformed in a world-class athletic showcase centered around the striking blue ASB GlassCourt.
Fans can enjoy the matches from a variety of seating options. Watch the play from General Admission or the intimate lounge feel of Club Level where spectators can enjoy food and drink right next to the action or the premium back wall seats immediately behind the door to the court.
The ten days of the U.S. Open brings together the entire American squash community. The event is bracketed by several amateur tournaments—the Arlen Specter Pennsylvania Junior Championships and the Intercollegiate Doubles Championships on the opening weekend, and the US Squash Skill Level Championships on finals weekend.
Special events throughout the U.S. Open will highlight the best in squash. SquashSmarts, the Philadelphia-based after-school program, will honor their supporters on October 10 on Junior Day presented by Zarett Rehab and Fitness and showcase their students on the ASB GlassCourt during the SquashSmarts Junior Challenge on October 12.
Visionary squash player and women’s rights activist Maria Toorpakai Wazir will be honored with the President’s Cup—the highest award bestowed by US Squash—at Women in Sports Day reception on Wednesday, October 12. Richard Chin, head professional of the Harvard Club of New York City and long-time Team USA member, will be presented with the Robert W. Callahan Sportsmanship Award during the Character in Sports Day presented by Paul Miller Auto Group reception on Thursday, October 13.
On Friday, October 14—prior to an exciting evening of semifinals play—three legends will be enshrined in the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame at the Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon. The inductees include Paul Assaiante—current Trinity men’s coach and Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach—and Philadelphia’s own Norm Bramall and Jane Austin Stauffer.
Please join US Squash in celebrating all that is great in squash during the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open. Since 1954 the U.S. Open has been the pinnacle of squash excellence. Be a part of the tradition: get your tickets today.