May 262015

Steel City Squash: The path to college runs through a squash court

Steel City Squash is one of about 20 programs in the National Urban Squash and Education Association, which grew out of the first urban squash effort, launched in Boston in 1996.

“Part of the magic of the program is that squash is perceived as an elite sport and traditionally has been played in Ivy League college and prep schools and places like that,” said Steel City Squash board member David Hillman. “I wouldn’t say it was an effort to combat the elitist image. It was really more an idea that the sport involves a lot of discipline and determination and good qualities that any kid can benefit from.” Read more