2015 August

Squash Urbano Colombia: Building Champions in Cartagena

By James Zug Jesus David Flores is the youngest of four brothers. He is eleven, a fifth grader, a wiry, fresh-eyed, inquisitive kid. His father is a mototaxista—he drives a motorcycle taxi around Cartagena. Jesus joined Squash Urbano Colombia in December 2014, a couple of weeks before the program officially started. He has fallen completely in love […]

The Little Secret Game

By James Zug Earlier this summer, I went to my local club and got on the squash court with Richard Millman. An Englishman who has been coaching in the States for a quarter century, Millman is known for innovative, out-of-the-box thinking (he promotes the iMask, for instance). We played hard for about an hour. It […]

Charlotte Squash Fever

By Chris McClintick For years, the Providence Square Shopping Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, had festered in a state of abandon. Once a thriving shopping center with more than twenty outlets opened in the early 1970s, the new millennium brought with it financial strife and foreclosure to its corporate inhabitants, leaving boarded-up shop windows in […]

Caring With Squash

By Nell Schwed Freshman at Dana Hall School, squash player and founder of her own nonprofit, Sydney Soloway uses the sport she loves to help children in need through SquashCares. Soloway’s squash career started early—in the fifth grade—but she wasn’t serious about it until joining the TOG Squash Academy, two years later. Squash provided a […]

Will’s World: Ring in the New

You may have heard the news last month: squash is once again shortlisted for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. We have been down this road before. Perhaps because of the high expectations, enormous disappointment, and lingering heartbreak from missing out on a place on the program for the 2020 Olympic Games […]