2013 January/February

Publishers Note Will Carlin’s No. 1 Fan

By Jay D. Prince On the heels of my “Psycho Parent’s” column in our last issue, and the interestingly large number of emails I received in support of the message I was trying to deliver, it seems appropriate to reprint a column from Will’s World that we ran in June/July 2004 (though edited slightly). Will’s […]

From US Squash The Right Thing

By Kevin Klipstein U.S. Squash recently announced that the prize purse for the 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open will provide equal prize money for both the men’s and women’s championships. The purse will be the largest in U.S. Open history and one of the largest in squash worldwide. This will be the first men’s and […]

US Squash & PSA Launch US Pro Squash Series Joint Venture

US Squash and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) have joined in partnership to launch the US Pro Squash Series (www.USProSquashSeries.com). The primary goal of the series is to serve as a marketing umbrella for US men’s professional tournaments and to increase the awareness of squash through the professional game. The PSA has a strong tradition […]

SPA-tlight: Elie Biel

Elie Biel, Head Squash Professional, Lifetime Fitness, Target Center, Minneapolis, MN At what age and where did you first pick up a squash racquet? I first learned the game when I was 18, during the fall of my freshman year at the University of Rochester. Who was your first teacher? Dave Kay. We met playing tennis one […]

Dick Daly Celebrates 90th

Dick Daly, 16-time national champion, celebrated his 90th birthday with a surprise party thrown by the AZ squash community on January 12th (birthday actually Jan 4th). A scrapbook was put together of Dick’s playing career, using info provided by Dick’s friends in Seattle and Arizona. Dick still comes out every Saturday morning to play squash with […]

WSA Honorees for 2012

Malaysia’s Nicol David has been named WSA Heather McKay Player of the Year for the 7th time following a presentation at the Cleveland Classic quarterfinals night. David, who saw another immaculate year as the world’s No. 1 player, was just one title short of claiming a clean sweep in all World Series events in 2012, […]

2013 U.S. High School Championships Cancelled

On February 7th, U.S. Squash was forced to cancel the 2013 U.S. High School Team Championships due to the severe storm approaching the region. The dramatic and historic storm produced record snow falls and highly dangerous conditions, closed airports and caused road travel to be restricted in some locations, making it truly impossible to even begin to hold […]

Squash Fan Federer Supports Olympic Bid

World No. 2 Roger Federer is backing Squash to be added to the Olympic Games program in 2020. “I think it’s a wonderful sport. It’s unfortunate some sports don’t get the opportunity to be in the Olympics,” said Federer. “I think squash would deserve it. They run a great tour and they have great players […]

Ramy Ashour Is PSA Player Of The Year

Egypt’s Ramy Ashour has been honored as PSA Player of the Year for the second year in a row at the annual World Squash Awards. The presentation took place at the PSA World Series JP Morgan Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Ashour has become one of the biggest draws […]