We organize competitions and events throughout the year that give urban squash players from all over the country the opportunity to meet, compete, and make friends. NUSEA’s marquee events of the year are the Urban Team Nationals and the Urban Individual Nationals. Though primarily squash competitions, both events also include academic components.
Urban Team Nationals
The Urban Team Nationals, first played at the SquashBusters facility in Boston in 2004, brings together teams of 5 players in the U13, U15, and U19 divisions, and draws more than 400 urban squash players from program around the country. The event rotates annually between the home facilities of NUSEA member programs.
Urban Individual Nationals
The Urban Individual Nationals, first played at the Groton School in 2003, brings together urban squash players from around the country to compete in the U13, U15, U17, and U19 divisions. From 2006-2013, the tournament was hosted solely by Williams College in Williamstown, MA, and allowed students to sleep in dormitories, eat meals in one of the Williams dining halls, and compete on the college’s William E. Simon squash courts. For the first time last year, the tournament included competition at Amherst College, with 390 students traveling to both Williamstown and Amherst to play their hearts out and explore a weekend on a college campus.
Midwestern Urban Championships
The Midwestern Urban Championship was played for the first time in July 2013 at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. This tournament marks the first major urban squash championships to be held outside the Northeast, recognizing the growing strength of our member programs in the region.