2010 February

Publishers Note Rules Guru

By Jay D. Prince Being a referee is a thankless job, something I’m sure just about all of us can relate to. If you’ve refereed just one match in your playing days, I’m sure you can relate to that statement. No matter how hard we try, making decisions on lets and strokes or on whether […]

From US Squash For The Love of the Game

By Kevin Klipstein If you’ve never been to the Tournament of Champions hosted at Grand Central each of the last 13 years—you should make an effort to do so at least once. The atmosphere is truly distinct, and the competition world-class. In building on the great history of the title, and creating some of his own […]

Letters February 2010

More PAR Bashing As I sit having my second cup of coffee and easing into the day by reading the lastest edition of Squash Magazine I am struck by the continuing number of letters opposed to PAR 11. So here I am adding my voice to the chorus of complaints. Please understand these comments are […]

A Phantasmagoric Trip

The first time Squash Magazine met Ivy Pochoda in person, it was to interview her and take photos after she had won the Intercollegiate Singles Championship in 1998. We connected at Brown University in Providence (RI) as she hopped off a motorcycle (she was the passenger), peeled off her riding duds and was instantly transformed […]

Princeton Hosts Junior Championship Tour

Princeton University was the site of January’s Junior Championship Tour event, contested over Martin Luther King weekend. Over 250 of the top junior players from around the country competed at the prestigious Ivy League university. The JCT’s were introduced last season to allow players to experience top-flight competition at some of the best squash venues […]

Australian Open Returns to Super Series

It’s been well over 10 years since the last time the world’s best squash players have competed in Australia—not including the 2006 Commonwealth Games—but that will change next summer when the Australian Open reclaims its place among the elite events on the PSA and WISPA Tour calendars. From Aug. 9-15, 2010, the Australian Open will […]

SPA-tlight: Mike Riley

Squash Magazine, as part of a monthly feature, will talk to a member of the Squash Players Affiliate Program (SPA) and get their take on the state of squash in the U.S. Mike Riley, the Head professional at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington (RI), and also a World Squash Federation referee, took some […]

Legends Tour Launched

Peter Nicol, Jonathon Power, Jansher Khan, Simon Parke—those are just some of the names that will be eligible to play in the recently announced Legends of Squash Tour. Kicked off by an exhibition match between Nicol and Power at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York, the objective of the Legends Tour is […]

PSA Joins 21st Century

In a move many might view as subtle, the men’s Professional Squash Association (PSA) has leaped into the 21st Century with a bold update of their varied logos. Until now, PSA featured a shadow of a squash player in the ‘A’ of their name. But Whitestone International, a specialist in building brands, marketing and communication programs, […]