The US Squash Campaign Vision
The US Squash Campaign and related initiatives will exponentially expand access to squash by increasing the number of players tenfold from 150,000 to 1.5 million. This will dramatically increase the opportunities provided by the sport for many more people and improve their health and well-being.
We know that squash can change lives, and it is time for the sport to realize its potential. US Squash continues to innovate with leading technology and community programs.
As a result of support from this campaign, US Squash will drive initiatives that will double publicly accessible courts, achieve full gender parity in participation, statewide public high school varsity program recognition, forty women’s and forty men’s varsity collegiate programs, launch a robust need-blind talent development program to produce the best players in the world, and gain squash’s inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.
Why US Squash?
US Squash has a track record of innovation and success. Strategic long-term investments have yielded a global technology platform (Club Locker), an end-to-end high performance development pipeline, and the recent opening of the Specter Center, the world’s largest community squash center.
The Specter Center will enable US Squash to lead and learn by example, to pilot broad community access at a visible and ambitious scale. Critically, the center will help US Squash expand community-based facilities that engage a broad and diverse constituency by serving as a model for community engagement and access.
US Squash is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which serves as the only national governing body and membership organization for the sport in the United States and offers a more comprehensive and robust value proposition than any other national sports governing body in the country.
This campaign and related programs represent an investment in squash’s future. Unlike other nonprofits and national sports governing bodies, US Squash has created an operating model that offers a strong value proposition to constituents throughout the squash ecosystem, from facility to program director and pro, to the player and their family. As a result, and based on experience from previous initiatives, revenue generated from new program activity offsets the investment costs in seed funding and personnel within 4 to 5 years.
The campaign will fund investments across a range of initiatives and in building US Squash’s organizational capacity to further develop centralized resources to increase efficiency. A full 45% of funds raised will be allocated directly funding program start-up pilots and initiatives in the field across all six areas of focus. The balance of funds will be used to add US Squash staff in support of these programs beginning in 2022.
Your investment in US Squash will:
Exponentially expand access to squash for the benefit of all.
We envision squash truly being a national sport, widely available in all geographies, a universally known and accessible activity across the country with an increasingly diverse and integrated community sharing common values of sportsmanship, integrity and excellence.
Initiatives funded by the US Squash Campaign will double publicly accessible courts, achieve full gender parity in participation, statewide public high school varsity program recognition, forty women’s and forty men’s varsity collegiate programs, launch a robust need-blind talent development program to produce the best players in the world, and gain squash’s inclusion in the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.