US SQUASH

From the CEO

Kevin Klipstein has been the President & CEO of US Squash since December 2004, and oversees all US Squash operations.

A Message From the CEO

US Squash stands with all of the individuals and organizations that have condemned the brutal and persistent racially motivated violence and injustice we see in our country.  [...]

June 5, 2020 Squash Media From the CEO, News 0

Considering US Squash’s Forward Plans

US Squash President & CEO Kevin Klipstein provides an update on US Squash's forward plans. [...]

May 29, 2020 Squash Media From the CEO, News 2

Where US Squash Stands

Where do we stand now? In two words – with you. [...]

April 24, 2020 Squash Media From the CEO, News 0

A Message from President & CEO Kevin Klipstein to the Squash Community

A message from Kevin Klipstein, US Squash President & CEO, to the squash community. [...]

April 10, 2020 Squash Media From the CEO, News 0

THE GIFT OF DIVERSITY

Reflecting on my college squash days nearly thirty years later, what immediately comes to mind are the road trips. Ten passenger vans driven by the coach. If an assistant coach joined, it was four of us in the back row. Squash bags were everywhere, under seats, on laps, and used as pillows during the long [...]

January 10, 2020 Squash Media From the CEO 0

BUILDING A BASE

US Squash is a proud member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Born out of an act of Congress in the 1970s, the USOPC was formed to encourage, promote and support amateur athletic activity in the U.S. and be responsible for fielding U.S. teams. Investment in women’s athletics by the (then-named) USOC and national [...]

October 10, 2019 Squash Media From the CEO 0

OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION

Sometimes seemingly disparate narratives coalesce to bring a broader opportunity into focus. For me this happened recently with the ascendance of Ali Farag and return to form of Amanda Sobhy, and meetings regarding community programming at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. Reflections on each of these leads to the affirmation that education and squash [...]

July 10, 2019 Squash Media From the CEO 0

BALANCE

Easy to say, so hard to achieve. You can’t take it to the bank, however it just may save your life. Achieving balance—the transition from crawling to cruising, then taking those first steps—is an exhilarating and perilous journey for children and their parents alike. Its power is undeniable. But few stop to look back. Life [...]

April 10, 2019 Squash Media From the CEO 0

LIMITLESS POTENTIAL, LIMITED OPPORTUNITY

Squash players regularly tell me how much the sport has impacted their lives for the better. Health. Fitness. Friendship. Sportsmanship. Respect. Resilience. These are benefits, experiences and learned qualities which are so valuable and last a lifetime. Early on as a teaching professional, I was vexed to the core by a paradox: the potential squash [...]

January 4, 2019 Squash Media From the CEO 0

Goals

Muhammad Ali is known to have said, “What keeps me going is goals.” At the World Masters hosted at UVA’s McArthur Squash Center, nearly 800 competitors gathered to test their mettle against each other, and themselves. A frequent misperception of events like this is that each competitor enters the tournament with the same goals: to [...]

October 1, 2018 Squash Media From the CEO 0

Summer Break?

As we take a deep breath after the 2018-2019 season, I get a chance to reflect on the progress we’ve made. I’m extremely proud and appreciative of our staff and their nearly tireless efforts to further our mission to provide meaningful lifelong engagement in the sport. We’ve focused on how we support events to enhance [...]

July 1, 2018 Squash Media From the CEO 0

Competing for Equality

I grew up less than an hour from Seneca Falls, NY where the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention took place. There, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony led the issuance a Declaration of Sentiments stating that “All men and women are created equal.” The movement to secure a women’s right to vote took more than [...]

April 1, 2018 Squash Media From the CEO 0

US Junior Squash Update

Junior Players, Parents, and Coaches At the last JCT in Boston our Director of Junior Development, Harry Smith, and I hosted a few “Junior Squash Symposiums” for parents (the report out is posted here).  These sessions are part of our efforts to continually improve your family’s experience in squash.  We have done these symposiums at [...]

January 12, 2018 Squash Media From the CEO 0

Calling It Like It Is

Chest in pain, gasping for air, muscles aching, palms sweaty, and my gut so hollow I feel I could be sick at any moment. Tough five-gamer, right? No, this is how I used to feel entering a major junior tournament in progress. Serving as the person in charge of most squash competition in the U.S., [...]

January 12, 2018 Squash Media From the CEO 0

Junior Squash Symposiums Update

Dear Junior Squash Parents: (dated 11/21/17) Thank you again for your support of our programs, and your involvement in squash. This weekend at the Frank Millet JCT our Director of Junior Development, Harry Smith, and I hosted a few “Junior Squash Symposiums” for parents.  These sessions are part of our efforts to continually improve your [...]

November 22, 2017 Squash Media From the CEO 0

October 2017 Donor Update

Dear US Squash Supporter, Thank you for your past contributions to US Squash. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on the commitment of our supporters for 20% of the annual budget each year.  Your donations allow us to invest in innovation, and drive growth. While the last update was dominated by the National Championships, [...]

October 20, 2017 Squash Media From the CEO 0

The Squash Cunoonity

Last week, seemingly out of nowhere, my seven-year-old son asked me, “Am I part of the squash community?” His younger sister quickly added, “Yeah, am I part of the squash cunoonity too?” I am fairly sure my son just wanted to know if he was in Club Locker, so he could look himself up in [...]

October 1, 2017 Squash Media From the CEO 0

Learning on the Job

Last week I had the opportunity to have lunch with an old friend. He was a US Squash board member who served in the “early years” having been on the board when I started in late 2004 and staying through the transition years. During that time, the board was reduced from thirty-eight directors down to [...]

June 1, 2017 Squash Media From the CEO 0

May 2017 Donor Update

Dear US Squash Supporter, Thank you so much for your past contributions to US Squash. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on the commitment of our donors for 20% of our budget each year. Your support allows us to invest in innovation and drive growth. The last quarterly update focused on our National Team [...]

May 23, 2017 Squash Media From the CEO 0

Sportsmanship Master Class at National Singles

US Squash President & CEO Kevin Klipstein reflects on the exemplary sportsmanship on display at the 2017 National Singles. [...]

March 14, 2017 Squash Media From the CEO, News 0

Two Grand Decades

The Tournament of Champions recalls a history dating back to the 1930s. To follow the ToC’s path is to track the course of the sport itself, from the gentlemen’s game to the emergence of touring professionals to the heyday of hardball and battles between dueling world champions. The tournament then moved on to become dominated [...]

March 1, 2017 Squash Media From the CEO 0

February 2017 Donor Update

Dear US Squash Supporter, Thank you so much for your contributions to US Squash. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on the commitment of our supporters for 20% of our budget each year. This backing allows us to invest in innovation and drive growth in the sport. Despite the fact that we are the [...]

February 7, 2017 Squash Media From the CEO 0

Community Organizers

Those we are with shape who we are as people. Our interconnectedness, our interpersonal communication, and most specifically our language, makes us human. Language allows us to tell stories about the past, express what we are thinking and feeling now, and very significantly, what we hope and imagine the future to be like. Among the [...]

December 1, 2016 Squash Media From the CEO 1

November 2016 Donor Update

Dear US Squash Supporter, Thank you so much for your contributions to the US Squash. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we rely on the commitment of our supporters for 20% of our budget each year. This backing allows us to invest in innovation and drive growth in the sport. We are the only country that [...]

November 22, 2016 Squash Media From the CEO 0

What We Value

Those of us in the working world have, at some point in our careers, been exposed to a version of the same exercise during an “off-site” or “retreat”. In it, we write down what we spend our time on during a typical week, such as being with family, our work, commuting, shopping for and preparing [...]

October 1, 2016 Squash Media From the CEO 0