2017 U.S. Open Tickets On Sale Now

2016 U.S. Open Champions Camille Serme (l) and Mohamed Elshorbagy.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Macquarie Investment Management, hosted at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Squash fans can take advantage of a one-time ticket release discount—15% off all tickets through Memorial Day weekend using the promo code: MEMORIALDAY.

Tickets and patron packages are available on www.usopensquash.com/tickets.

Pakistan’s Toorpakai Appointed to IOC Women in Sport Commission

Maria Toorpakai Wazir received the 2016 US Squash President’s Cup Award during the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open.

Report courtesy of WSF.

Pakistan squash star Maria Toorpakai Wazir has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Women in Sport Commission in a role that will see her assist the IOC in the development and implementation of their women and sport policy.

Toorpakai, who hails from the highly conservative South Waziristan, is one of the most inspirational squash players of all time, whose remarkable journey to become a professional athlete saw her disguise herself as a boy in order to train, compete and attend school in a Taliban-controlled area of Pakistan – where girls rarely leave their homes and the idea of women competing in sport is regarded as un-Islamic.

Despite receiving death threats from the Taliban against her and her family, Toorpakai overcame almost universal hostility to forge a career as a professional squash player. The 26-year-old is now the highest-ranked female squash player in Pakistan.

Toorpakai is a strong advocate for equality and joins the Women in Sport Commission as part of a 70 per cent increase in female participation across the IOC Commissions since September 2013, with 38 per cent of the IOC Commissions taken up by women.

U.S. Open Squash Championships Return to Drexel October 5-14

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The road to the 2017 U.S. Open Squash Championships has begun as the world’s best squash players are set to return to Drexel University in Philadelphia, October 5-14.

Mark your calendars now for what will be another celebration of squash featuring special events such as Junior Day, Women in Sports Day, Hall of Fame Luncheon and Character in Sports Day, and tournaments such as the U.S. Skill Level Championships and Arlen Specter JCT.

Chin & Gough Receive Awards at Character in Sports Day

Michael Gough (l) and Richard Chin.

Michael Gough (l) and Richard Chin.

The third-annual Character in Sports Day, presented by the Paul Miller Auto Group at the Delaware Investments U.S. Open, featured a festive and emotional reception. Throughout the past 112 years, US Squash has celebrated character: courtesy, fair play, graciousness and an abiding sense of respect and fellowship with opponents. Because of the uniqueness of squash—unlike most other racquet sports, squash opponents physically share the same space—sportsmanship is a core value of the game.