Ken Jaffe was honored with the Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association’s 2014 Service Award at the Delaware Investments U.S. Open, this evening, October 11.
Nick LePore, the PSRA president, presented the award, calling Jaffe “the heart and soul and backbone of Philadelphia squash.”
The world’s oldest squash association, the PSRA was founded in 1903. For the last quarter century, Jaffe has been a key PSRA leader. He first picked up squash at Lehigh where he played #2 on the varsity before graduating in 1983. When he moved to Philadelphia, he played at the Gwynned Racquet Club (the “Church of the Holy Racquet”) and today is an active league participant, playing singles for the Philadelphia Squash Club and doubles for Germantown Cricket Club.
A computer software consultant, Jaffe worked at US Squash for nearly three years at the turn of the century. Having been on the PSRA board for two decades, he recently served as president of the PSRA for three years. Currently he is the “league recorder”—the director of the PSRA leagues, the country’s largest squash league: with twenty-two members clubs, this fall there are thirty teams in the singles leagues and fifty-five in the doubles leagues, with a total of more than eight hundred players.
In addition, Jaffe manages the PSRA’s website, ranking committee and membership directory. The PSRA Service Award was given out last year to Molly Pierce.