Nearly 400 players from twelve National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) programs will convene at Williams College and Amherst College this weekend for the largest-ever Urban Individual National Championships.
The twelfth staging of the tournament takes place on the courts of Williams College for the sixth consecutive year, along with nearby Amherst College for the first time in the tournament’s history due to the large draws.
“The most exciting aspect of Urban Individuals is getting to watch how much the kids love playing squash, ” said Sage Ramadge, NUSEA Deputy Director. “From the youngest beginners, to the seasoned competitors, every one of them looks forward to the tournament all year and works hard to make the cut.
“From year to year, individual students have made dramatic improvements in their games and the overall level of squash continues to improve. We are excited to be returning to Williams College once again, and to have Amherst College hosting for the first time allows us to expand the tournament opportunity to even more kids.”
The programs involved included Access Youth Academy (San Diego, CA), Beyond Walls (Minneapolis, MN), CitySquash (Bronx, NY), METROsquash (Chicago, IL), Mile High Squash (Denver, CO), Racquet Up (Detroit, MI), Santa Barbara School of Squash (Santa Barbara, CA), SquashBusters (Boston, Lawrence, MA), Squash Haven (New Haven, CT), SquashSmarts (Philadelphia, PA), SquashWise (Baltimore, MD), and Streetsquash (Harlem, NY, Newark, NJ).