2014 May

From US Squash

By Kevin D. Klipstein, President & Chief Executive Officer At the fifty-ninth hosting of the Junior Nationals this spring, we honored Olivia Fiechter and Derek Hsue with the 2014 DeRoy Sportsmanship Award. Each year we present this award to a male and female senior who demonstrate exemplary behavior on and off the court and compete […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince, Editor in Chief One of the most heart-warming times of the year is when the DeRoy Sportsmanship Award is given out by US Squash. Sadly, most of us have witnessed players and parents succumbing to the pressures of junior squash and their resulting tantrums. Though exhibited by a small number, those unsportsmanlike moments standout for their volatility. Which is […]

The Top: The Youngest World No. 1 Players Ever

By The Numbers May 2014

A Look Back May 2014

Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine June 1999 Jay Prince presciently profiled Nicol David in the lead-up to the Junior Women’s Worlds in Antwerp, which the fifteen-year-old Malaysian won. Since then, David has won a second World Junior title, seven World Opens and 73 WSA events overall, becoming one of the all-time greatest players in […]

90 Seconds With Laurens Anjema

Squash Magazine: Describe the first time you played squash. Laurens Anjema: I loved the sound the ball made on the front wall. It was in the Hague in Holland. My dad was twelve-time national champion and he took me to the court just for fun. And I sort of got addicted to the sound the […]

SPA-tlight: John Rooney

John Rooney, Head Professional, Buffalo Tennis and Squash  Buffalo, New York John is the two-time Irish National Champion, winning the title in 2009 and 2010. He rose to a high of world No. 52, including a win at the West of Ireland PSA Tour event in 2007. After a year as an assistant coach at Yale […]

Squash Boasts Nine Skill Level Titles Awarded in Baltimore

The 2014 U.S. Squash Skill Level Championships took place at the Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore, MD. Starting in November with the New England regional, 738 players participated in the six regional skill level tournaments leading up to nationals. Of the nine titles awarded, six were won by individuals who gained free entry due […]

Local Call: Top Back Wall Out

With the continued introduction of glass back courts has come some confusion about the ‘out line’ across the top of the glass. In a step to clarify this ruling it can be confirmed that the ball is called out if it hits the top edge of the back wall. Players should imagine that the top […]