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National Center project approved by U.S. Squash Board of Directors

The U.S. Squash Board of Directors approved unanimously to move forward into the next phase of its National Center project initiative at a recent meeting in New York.

The National Center would include 18 singles courts, two four-glass-walled exhibition courts, and at least two more hardball doubles courts. The project, which would also include a Learning and Innovation Center and the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, would be located in Philadelphia.

The Board of Directors voted to move forward with the project after receiving positive feedback about it from the squash community over the last several months. In addition, the fact that two-thirds of the $26 million fundraising goal has been raised so far has helped the project progress too.

The National Center will also offer programming across all segments of the squash community. The goal of the project is to build enthusiasm and talent nationally across all demographics.

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“We are very pleased with the rapid progress in securing some initial generous commitments to the project,” U.S. Squash Board Chairman Mark Pagon said. “The impact on U.S. Squash and the sport would be extremely significant in terms of the quality of the programs the organization offers and the tremendous improvement in the experience and the conveniences for the players, parents and fans.”

The final approval from the board will come after several factors with regards to the site and timing are resolved.

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