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“By promoting the sport of squash at the highest level we celebrate the best in the world, while at the same time accomplishing the goals of increasing the availability and awareness of squash, and laying the foundation for providing resources needed to do it on a bigger and better scale each year.� - Kevin Klipstein, CEO, US Squash


US Squash’s vision is for all people to have the opportunity to enhance their health and well being through the sport of squash.

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Four individuals with a wide range of competitive experience, athletic talent, and personality traits use four racquets in close quarters to hit a fast, hard ball at speeds which routinely exceed 175 mph.


WHY SPONSOR SQUASH? Sponsorship of the World Squash Doubles Championships presents the opportunity to affiliate your brand with a world-class sporting event and connect your organization with the image of success, drive, power and focus. Squash is a global sensation, attracting audiences from every corner of the world. As an elite sport it attracts the most robust, dedicated, and passionate athletes, and has been named the number one healthiest sport in the United States business and investment magazine Forbes. Attending a professional squash event provides the opportunity to watch a fast, gripping and entertaining physical and mental pursuit. Squash is a powerful and challenging contest of agility, strategy, talent, and mental and physical strength that grasps the attention of crowds and keeps them transfixed on the next move. Partnering with the World Squash Doubles Championships is a highly beneficial business venture that will provide countless calculable marketing and networking advantages, and an opportunity for the image of your organization to be associated with a sport that is played year-round by 25,000,000 passionate fans in 185 different countries globally.


WHO WILL YOU BE TARGETING ? Across the world, the squash community has traditionally attracted an audience of powerful, wealthy, educated and influential people . It is commonly known as a pastime of one of the most upscale and prominent communities of any sport. In the US, the demographics include a mean household income of $300,000, and an average net worth of $1,407,000. 36% of U.S. squash players belong to upper management in corporate America, and include senior executives in financial and consulting firms, business owners in technology and manufacturing, research physicians at prominent hospitals, and partners at architectural and legal firms. 98% of squash participants in the US have college degrees, and 57% have graduate degrees. Thanks to its exceptional physical benefits and strong social community, the sport of squash is rapidly expanding and developing into all facets of society. Once involved, it’s hard not to become passionate and captivated by this remarkable sport.


US SQ UASH AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY U.S. Squash owns and operates tournaments including the U.S. Open and North American Open for singles and doubles. As the national governing body for squash in the United States, U.S. Squash is a not-for-profit membership organization which manages all tournaments, leagues and official rankings; organizes U.S. Squash Championships; selects, trains and manages U.S. National teams competing internationally; and drives grassroots and junior development. U.S. Squash’s mission is to enhance the health and wellbeing of the United States community by increasing participation of squash, building awareness of the sport, and enriching the experience for the players. A portion of event proceeds benefit U.S. Squash’s official charity, the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA). NUSEA’s ultimate aim is to oversee the creation and longevity of Urban Squash programs so that thousands of young people across America benefit every day from athletic, educational and community enrichment activities. The results are already impressive. • • • • •

1000 Students from Boston, Harlem, Philadelphia, Bronx, Chicago, New Haven, San Diego, Baltimore, and Denver. 100 percent of urban squash students graduate from high school. 93 percent of urban squash graduates go on to earn a college degree. 10 U.S. cities currently impact the lives of kids every day through urban squash and education programs. $10,000,000 in private high school and college scholarships awarded to 150 urban squash graduates.


URBAN DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP 24 high school students, representing six urban programs from around the country, descended upon Denver, CO, for the inaugural Urban Squash Doubles Championships in August 2012. The students, some who had never seen a doubles court before, spent the week training with top U.S. doubles players. Students also had the unique opportunity to play with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, an avid doubles player, when he spent an afternoon training with the group.

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Governer Hickenlooper with Urban Doubles players in Denver, CO


Professional doubles started in 1938 at The Heights Casino in Brooklyn, NY. It had a viable tour starting in the late 1970s with events located in both the United States and Canada. In 2012, the doubles pro tour rebranded itself with the new name, SDA Pro Tour (Squash Doubles Association). It is the governing body responsible for the men’s world professional squash doubles tour and will celebrate its 75th anniversary of professional doubles in 2013. The SDA Pro Tour continues its growth and development, reaching out to new cities and future stars each season with its Challenger Tour. It has quickly become North America’s largest professional squash tour.

TOUR STOPS Atlanta Baltimore Boston Calgary Chicago Cleveland Denver Greenwich New York Philadelphia Pittsburgh Rye San Fransisco Santa Fe St. Louis Toronto Vancouver Wilmington


Since the Women’s Doubles Squash Association (WDSA) formed in 2007, it has increased the number of women playing professional and amateur doubles and encouraged former college players, current teaching professionals and WSA touring professionals to play. In addition to the tour growth, with stops throughout the United States and Canada, the WDSA has helped foster and build women’s doubles on the amateur level which has been achieved through pro-am tournaments and Under 30 events at local clubs. The WDSA, corporate partners, patrons and membership have established relationships with local charities throughout the United States, including City Squash, METRO squash, Mile High Squash and Squash Haven which are all urban squash programs.

TOUR STOPS Chicago Denver Los Angeles Minneapolis New York Philadelphia Southampton Vero Beach


SQUASH DOUBLES HISTORY Squash Doubles was invented in Philadelphia in 1907. Today there are four major doubles organizations overseeing the sport in North America and more than 15,000 players within Squash Canada, U.S. Squash, the SDA Pro Tour (Squash Doubles Association) and the WDSA (Womens Doubles Squash Association). The four groups organize and oversee the management of all aspects of doubles including junior and adult play from beginner to elite professional competition. In addition, all four collaborate in efforts to grow and promote the game together. There are more than 165 doubles courts in North America. The sport is played year round and courts are located in every major region. There are national championships offered for all types of doubles players with tournaments taking place every weekend during the season.


The U.S. Open Squash Doubles event is the premier doubles event in the United States, hosted at the Philadelphia Country Club in suburban Philadelphia from December 6-9, 2013. Teaming up with the U.S. Open Doubles event will give your organization an excellent opportunity to tailor your branding priorities within a world class sporting event.

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Whatever your priorities, US Squash is committed to providing you with customized programs that fulfill your requirements and objectives. Sponsorship of the U.S. Open Doubles will allow you to market at a local, national and international level.

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Title Sponsor - $25,000

Contact US Squash or Committee Member

Division Sponsor - $10,000 Contact Squashsponsorship or Committeeaffiliation Member including branding presence extended to U.S. Squash website, • Year-long U.S. US Squash Platinum Sponsor - $5,000 ($4,000 tax-deductable)

Pro Am Sponsor. Company or member name on Pro Am Draw Full Page recognition in the Program Booklet(back cover or inside front cover) Prominent Company/Member name on Tournament Banner Two amateur participation slots in Pro Am Draws Two Tickets to U.S, Open Singles night for Doubles Patrons, Wednesday October 16th 5 pm – 9 pm Sponsor Tournament gifts Access to all the weekend events for you and Five Guest - All Food and Beverages included for the weekend

Player Sponsor - $2,500 ($2,000 tax-deductable)

Half Page recognition in the Program Booklet Prominent Company/Member name on Tournament Banner Two amateur participation slots in Pro Am Draws One Ticket to U.S, Open Singles night for Doubles Patrons, Wednesday October 16th 5 pm – 9 pm Sponsor Tournament gifts Access to all the weekend events for you and three Guest - All Food and Beverages included for the weekend

Gold Sponsor - $1,500 ($1,250 tax-deductable)

One third Page recognition in the Program Booklet Company/Member name on Tournament Banner One amateur participation slot in Pro Am Draws Sponsor Tournament gifts Access to all the weekend events for you and one Guest - All Food and Beverages included for the weekend

Silver Sponsor - $1,000 ($900 tax-deductable)

Recognition in the Program Booklet Sponsor Tournament gift Access to all the weekend events for you and one Guest - All Food included for the weekend. Drinks by signature

Bronze Sponsor - $500 ($450 tax-deductable) Recognition in the Program Booklet Sponsor Tournament gift Access to all the weekend events

Tournament Patron - $250 ($200 tax-deductable) Recognition in the Program Booklet Patron Tournament gift Access to all the weekend events


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U.S. OPEN SQUASH DOUBLES usopensquashdoubles.com doubles@ussquash.com 212.268.4090 555 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1102 New York, NY 10018-4311

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