2014 February

From US Squash

By Kevin D. Klipstein, President & Chief Executive Officer The start of a typical Wednesday night league match for me sounds like this after the warm-up: Me: “Do you have your eye guards? In case I accidentally hit you, I don’t want you to get hurt.” Opponent: “Uh, no, you won’t hit me/I don’t have […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince Since I started playing squash in 1985, I’ve worn protective eyewear. That could be because I was introduced to the game playing hardball, and virtually everyone wore glasses. After a year, I switched to softball and simply kept wearing glasses without thinking twice about it. I’ve never been one to talk […]

Your Serve February 2014

Great job on revamping Squash Magazine. Loved Kevin Klipstein’s story on his Cornell experience. We had even less comfort. When we played the Naval Academy in 1957, five of us drove from Ithaca to Annapolis in my Ford, which seated six. We arrived at Annapolis at about 11:00pm, were greeted by a midshipman and taken to the visiting team barracks. All […]

The Top: Winningest National Champions

Regional Updates February 2013: Skill Level Championships

By the Numbers February 2014

A Look Back February 2014

Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine February 1999 Amy Gross won the U.S. Junior Open U16 (it was then the U.S. Junior Olympics) and went on to Yale, where she led the Bulldogs to three consecutive national championships, including as captain her senior year. She was also a four-time first-team All American. After graduation, she mentored and coached at CitySquash and, from 2010 to 2013, she was […]

SPA-tlight: Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson, Squash Pro at CityView Racquet Club, Long Island City, NY Where did you grow up? I grew up in Jacksonville, Alabama, a small southern city in the U.S. No one played squash there, but we did have a tennis court at our house when I was a kid. When and why did you start playing squash? I started […]

Local Call: Secure Your Stuff

Let’s take this time to clarify a common misconception in the game at all levels. Many players aren’t aware that if they drop an accessory—their eyewear or anything other than their racquet—that they automatically lose that point. The only exception would be if it was after interference with their opponent that forced the object to […]