l-r: Mike Desaulnier, Maurice Hecksher and Ben Hecksher.
At a special luncheon before the finals of the 2017 United States Open, Michael Desaulniers, Benjamin Heckscher and Maurice Heckscher were inducted into the United States Squash Hall of Fame.
Mark Pagon, the chair of the board of US Squash, welcomed a large crowd of friends, fans and family to the gala luncheon next to the ASB GlassCourt in the Drexel’s Daskalakis Athletic Center. “We take the responsibility of the selection process very seriously as an organization,” he said. “Induction into our Hall of Fame is the highest honor in squash.”
The sixteenth-annual World Squash Day was celebrated in style at the 2017 United States Open. With a U.S. Squash Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony, a large U.S. Skills Championship in full swing and two riveting matches that concluded the ten-day U.S. Open, thousands of people at Drexel had the chance to play squash, reunion with friends courtside and watch world-class squash.
The 2017 U.S. Open Squash Championships will see the Philadelphia community come together for a celebration of squash at Drexel University. Macquarie Investment Management, formerly Delaware Investments, is a proud supporter of organizations and events in the Philadelphia region and began its partnership with Drexel and US Squash in 2011.
Dunlop meet and greet winners Raymond Wong (l) and Patricia Arroyl (r) with Diego Elias.
The 2017 United States Open has featured a number of exciting ways for fans to engage with all the action.
The Dunlop Meet & Greet Experience allowed Raymond Wong and Patricia Arroyl to have the rare opportunity to spend time with a PSA professional. They were thrilled to talk with Diego Elias, the Peruvian wunderkind and world No. 15, and talk about life on the PSA World Tour. They also received a Dunlop Prize Pack, including a racquet bag and a racquet.
l-r: Andrew Cordova, Stewart Shettle and Hugh McGurk
The Squash Doubles Association, the men’s North American pro doubles tour, handed out its coveted Tournament of the Year Award at the 2017 United States Open to the Maryland Club.
Graham Bassett, the SDA’s tour director, handed out the award to Andrew Cordova, the head squash pro, Hugh McGurk, tournament chariman and Stewart Shettle, squash committee chariman of the Maryland Club.
Reeham Sedky was honored at the U.S. Open with the 2016 United States Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year Award. Paul Assaiante, the Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach, introduced Sedky to a rousing ovation on the ASB GlassCourt.
Mark Talbott and Kristen Callahan.
The fourth-annual Character in Sports Day at the 2017 United States Open was highlighted by honoring Hall of Famer Mark Talbott with the Callahan Award.
Squash Magazine Executive Editor James Zug (r) and senior photographer Steve Line.
Squash Magazine celebrated their twentieth anniversary at the 2017 United States Open with an on-court ceremony.
The first issue of the world’s leading squash magazine was published in October 1997, exactly twenty years ago. Since then 179 issues have been published, covering every aspect of the game across the country and around the world.