2013 May

Publishers Note Squash at 7,200 Feet

By Jay Prince Since launching Squash Magazine, I’ve seen and played a lot of squash. From juniors to masters to the best players on the planet, the opportunity to experience all that squash has to offer has been right there for the taking. But one area that I’ve sadly missed out on are the small […]

From US Squash Rule of Three

With spring turning to summer soon, the squash season shifts into a different mode, wrapping up leagues and other activities with year-end events. What this yields for me are opportunities to speak at district awards dinners, club events and the like, and most recently, to serve as a speaker and moderator on a marketing panel […]

Perry Pounces on Delaware Open

By James Zug The 2013 Corporate Service Company Delaware Open was held at Vicmead Hunt Club in Wilmington, Delaware, in February. This $10,000 event, now in its fourth year, again featured a good mix of youth and veterans. The former were very much present in the minds of the many spectators. Two local teenagers, Julia […]

WSF Ambassador Program Sets Sights On Panama & Venezuela

Malaysia’s record seven-time world squash champion Nicol David will lead this year’s WSF Ambassador Program visit to Panama and Venezuela in June, accompanied by Egypt’s former world junior champion and current world No. 6 Mohamed El Shorbagy. The Ambassador Program international promotional initiative was launched by the World Squash Federation two years ago. With two […]

Skill-fully Done

The 2013 U.S. Squash Skill Level Championships in Baltimore saw players traveling from as far as San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle to compete. The one hundred and thirteen players included 36 division winners and finalists from regional skill level championships who earned free tournament entry by reaching their respective regional finals. The highest division […]

Murray and Sobhy Crowned US Under-19 Champions

America’s junior champions for 2013 were decided at the U.S. Junior Championships (Closed) over the third weekend of March at Yale University. The top ranked players from across the country competed in the event in New Haven, which culminates an intensive season for the many players who have travelled to Philadelphia, New Haven, Baltimore, San […]

The 2013 U.S. National Junior Doubles

By James Zug Ninety players from around the U.S. and Canada took part in the 27th annual National Junior Doubles in April 2013 in girl’s, boy’s and mixed age divisions. First run by Wilmington Country Club’s pro John Righter starting in 1986, the NJD has been the pet product of current WCC pro Ed Chilton […]

Grainger and Scharf Take Mixed

After becoming the U.S. Women’s National Champion and then winning the women’s World Doubles Championship for the United States, Natalie Grainger has continued her monumental winning streak at the U.S. Mixed Doubles Championships, teaming up with partner Steve Scharff to take the Open division final. Grainger and Scharff began their title run with two 3-0 […]

U.S. Father & Son

By James Zug Thirty-five teams competed in the 2013 U.S. Father-Son Squash Championships in New York in April. This was the ninth annual event and it was as robust as it was when it started in 2005, with a half dozen teams from that inaugural year on hand again eight years later. As usual, matches […]