2007 April

Publishers Note Reality Check

By Jay D. Prince Last month I told you I was “back in the saddle again.” That may be true, but it’s been more like being bucked off of a bronco. While I can honestly say that my shoulder is holding up quite well, my ego and the rest of my body have been taking […]

Letters April 2007

Indian Summer  The  Indian Summer Tournament, held November 8-12, 2006, had 85 participants, with 105 matches played, making it Minnesota’s largest tournament in 2006.  For the second year in a row, a strong team of eight Canadians descended on the Commodore Squash Club, looking to repeat the triumph of the year before.  Also testing their […]

Longitudinal Squash Players

They’re flying south for the…spring. Current World No. 1 Nicol David, former World No. 1 Rachael Grinham, and the woman who has won about every squash title imaginable—Sarah Fitz-Gerald—are headed to South America for the ninth annual WISPA Promotional Tour. The three will visit Argentina, Uruguay and Chile from May 30 to June 10. As […]

El Halaby Wins First PSA Title

Those who follow the American collegiate squash scene know what Yasser El Halaby is capable of. The people he played with in Egypt before he left to attend Princeton are fully aware of his skills. The guys he played against as a top junior—James Willstrop, Peter Barker, and others—remember him too. And now, more pro […]

Road to Hong Kong US Junior Women’s Team

With consistently strong performances throughout the season, Logan Greer and Olivia Blatchford earned the two automatic spots on the US Junior Women’s Team set to compete in Hong Kong August 1-11. Greer and Blatchford finished atop the Selection Series tournaments points standings. The next six (see standings table) will compete for the final two spots […]

From US Squash Mapping our Future

By Jeannie Blasberg Let me start with an overview of what we have accomplished in the last year and a half. We’ve hired and empowered a top-notch Chief Executive Officer in Kevin Klipstein; we’ve redesigned our organization and governance and modernized our by-laws as I wrote about in a previous column; we have earned a […]


By Chris Smith, National Teams Manager The CherryPharm Team USA Squash Tour heated up in March with three events being played. All the events are worth points for the Men and Women to make the teams that will compete at the 2007 Pan American Games this summer in Brazil. The first event in March was […]

2006 US Squash President’s Cup Awarded to David Talbott

By Jeannie Blasberg One of the joys of being Board Chair of US Squash is the opportunity to recognize people who have generously given of themselves to the game and to our Association. The President’s Cup is awarded annually to the person who has made substantial contributions to the game of squash.  On February 17, […]

US Hardball Championships

The 2007 Hardball National Singles Championships at The Merion Cricket Club witnessed not only a very high quality of play, but also a spirited meeting discussing the future of the Hardball game. Tefft Smith described the Hardball Restricted Fund, which was recently set up through the efforts of himself, Henry Steinglass and Charlie Baker under […]