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.
World Squash Day was originally launched in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in the U.S. An avid squash player from Scotland, Derek Sword, died in the World Trade Center. To honor him, a group of New York and British friends hosted a match in London in January 2002.
Each year since then events have taken place across the globe on World Squash Day—exhibitions, clinics, publicity stunts, tournaments—that expose the game to many new people and sustain and deepen a love of the game for those already involved.