2012 April/May

Publishers Note Growing Up

By Jay D. Prince One of the most gratifying things about being involved in sports is watching the development of young players as their games and attitudes mature. I believe that, for the most part, kids playing games of all kinds do in fact get the notion of good sportsmanship, including the often-times unspoken part […]

From US Squash Stats and Stories

By Peter Lasusa, U.S. SQUASH Board Chair Twenty or so years ago I was standing in front of a posted draw sheet helping run a club championship tournament as “Tournament Chair” along with our club professional. Our pro was filling in results in handwritten pencil and was just recording games won and lost without recording […]

USOC Coaching Awards Announced

U.S. SQUASH recognized three coaches with the 2011 U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year honors. In receiving this award, all three coaches are also nominated to be selected as the USOC Coach of the Year among all National Sports Governing Bodies. U.S. Junior Women’s Coach Natalie Grainger was named National Coach of the Year, […]

DeRoy and Ketcham Award Winners

U.S. SQUASH announced the recipients of two of their most prestigious awards to outstanding members of the junior squash community. The DeRoy Sportsmanship Award, presented annually to a ranked male and female junior player in their senior year “who has risen above the expectations of sportsmanship through superb tact and graciousness both on and off […]

New Courts in Natick

On Tuesday April 10th world renowned Squash player Jahangir Khan inaugurated the Dover Squash Academy in Natick, MA. Dover Squash & Fitness, home of the Dover Squash Academy, opened in March of 2012 but Dover Squash Academy has been around for 25 years and continues to maintain their mission to support and encourage the sport through coaching […]

Attention! This is your Captain speaking…

By Tracy Gates When I got off the court, just one last match remained unfinished. One teammate had won three zip. Another had lost by mere points in five. And I, sadly, depressingly, had lost in three. If our team had a chance at winning and getting into the playoffs, it was up to this last woman […]

WSF Launches Olympic Bid Brochure

In the latest step in its campaign to have Squash included in the program for the 2020 Olympic Games, the World Squash Federation has launched a Bid Brochure. The 48-page full color publication underscores Squash as an innovative and growing sport with a global reach across all five continents. “I am delighted that this brochure […]

Squash Surges in Australia

A new four million (Australian) dollar squash center close to completion in Darwin is yet another example of squash’s resilience and growth in Australia. The new 12-court facility has been developed through a partnership between the squash authority and the Northern Territory government. “The Territory government is committed to supporting local clubs and developing home-grown […]

Flowing while keeping it tight: Games that force you to improve your movement and your technique

By Richard Millman, Owner-The Squash Doctor Corporation Practice is of course one of the keys to improvement. And what you practice will determine how much you improve. In recent articles I have been trying to emphasize ‘Movement’ over ‘Shots.’ This is not to say that shots aren’t important—they are extremely important. But the essential principal of […]