“Quickly and aggressively” cannibalising racquetball courts could be the key to squash’s success in the US.
That’s according to US Squash CEO Kevin Klipstein.
In an end-of-year message, Klipstein signalled that squash will aggressively look to take over the player base and court inventory of racquetball (not to be confused with UK racketball/squash 57, which uses the same courts as squash).
“14,000 racquetballs courts (down from a peak of more than 30,000) are quickly disappearing or being repurposed,” Klipstein said.
“About one-third of our existing 3,500 squash courts are actually converted racquetball courts; moving quickly and aggressively on this front could be critical to our success.”