Hey everyone! We’ve got some great news, and rather than rewriting everything, here’s the press release.
New York, NY — April 20, 2022 — Last fall, Open Squash, a New York-based nonprofit with the mission of making the game of squash more accessible and affordable to everyone, announced the start of its Touring Pro Program. Today, Open Squash is thrilled to announce the program’s newest participant, World #24 Victor Crouin.
Crouin was just announced as the recipient of the College Squash Association’s 2022 Skillman Award, “the top honor in men’s college squash, given each year to a senior student-athlete who has displayed outstanding sportsmanship and skill throughout their college career.” Since appearing on the scene, he has quickly become one of the most talented, up-and-coming players on the PSA World Tour. After an extraordinary college career at Harvard University, which he recently finished by winning the National Collegiate Individual Championship, Victor has already moved inside the top 25 in the World Rankings and is widely expected to continue to move up the rankings.
“I am thrilled to partner with Open Squash and join the ranks of my fellow pros as we continue to drive awareness and accessibility of the sport,” says Victor Crouin. “I owe my own success, in part, to the support and encouragement I have received throughout my career, and I look forward to giving back to the community that helped shape me.”
Victor joins an incredible group of Open Squash Touring Pros including World #2 Ali Farag, World #9 Gina Kennedy, World #35 Nathan Lake and World #42 Haley Mendez. The Open Squash Touring Pro Program was created to provide support to touring squash professionals who want to give back to the sport by helping Open Squash build a thriving squash community open to all.
Victor’s involvement will include being head pro at two Open Squash week-long Summer Camp Programs, along with making regular visits to the Open Squash facilities.
“Victor is a great example of so much that is wonderful about the sport of squash. On court, he is known for his brilliant play and sportsmanship. And off the court he shares with Open Squash a commitment to “access for all” within the sport. We are greatly looking forward to working with Victor, and we all welcome him to the Open Squash team.” said Cleve Miller, Executive Director of Open Squash.
About Open Squash
Open Squash is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in New York City dedicated to expanding the sport of squash by building community and making it more accessible to the public. A significant number of its members pay discounted rates based on income, and scholarships are broadly available to juniors to participate in Open Squash’s youth programs. As noted, Open Squash’s first facility is a state-of-the-art 5-court squash center in midtown Manhattan and has plans in place to expand to other locations. Open Squash also has a partnership with the afterschool program of Hudson Guild, a Chelsea-based non-profit that provides a range of social services to the low-income residents of the neighborhood. Through the partnership, the Hudson Guild students come to the center to learn the game and develop the important life skills that come along with playing the sport.# # #
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