Open Squash is a non-profit community squash organisation that opened in 2020 to bring this amazing sport to more people–at every level and from all walks of life.
Young people. Old people.
Women. Men. Nonbinary people.
People who can afford to pay and people who can’t.
Since its inception, Open Squash has been on an unwavering mission: To break barriers and make squash—a game often hailed as “athletic chess” for its unique blend of physicality and strategy—accessible to everyone, irrespective of their financial backgrounds or playing levels. With memberships beginning at $149/month, the organisation proudly supports 25% of its adult and junior members through income-based discounts.
The Bryant Park location opened its doors three months before the pandemic in 2020. It saw a surge in membership, with 400 adult members and 100 Junior Academy students eager to experience the game in the heart of midtown.
Making the global game of “athletic chess” accessible to New Yorkers from all walks of life, with affordable memberships for New Yorkers, regardless of income: a testament to their mission of inclusivity.
The official grand opening of its second facility in NYC’s Financial District, at 100 Pearl Street on the 14th floor.
Spanning a sprawling 20,000 square feet, this new hub boasts:
● 8 top-tier courts, including a visually striking glass show court.
● A specialised squash-centric fitness centre.
● A rooftop lounge with captivating views of lower Manhattan.
● Comprehensive lessons, clinics, and a dedicated Junior Academy catering to young enthusiasts aged 4-18.
WHO WAS THERE?
Some beginners called Ali Farag, Victor Crouin, Gina Kennedy and Melissa Alves…
“Our goal has always been to make squash a community affair—a game where everyone, regardless of their background or income, can participate.
This new facility in FiDi is not just a squash center; it’s a testament to our commitment to the sport and the community we serve.”
Founder and Board Chairman, David Ellen