2016 December

Hey Ref: December 2016

by Barry Faguy HEY REF Don’t you guys have a sense of humor? Oh yeah. A few years ago, Anthony Hill is stopped in mid-play by a ref’s call of “not up.” He argues that the ball was indeed good—but the ref nonetheless says: “Play squash, Mr. Hill.” Hill answers back: “That’s what I was […]

When Squash Strings go to College

By Steve Crandall You won’t find many college squash programs more successful than the one at Trinity College in Hartford. Under legendary coaches Paul Assaiante and Wendy Bartlett, Trinity’s teams are among the most feared in college sports. Last month, Assaiante was inducted into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame. Last season his streak of […]

Squash Boast: Four-Year Scholar Athletes

The US Squash Scholar Athlete Award recognizes high school students who excel both in the classroom and on the court. Over 300 students applied for the 2015-2016 Scholar Athlete Award, including thirty-two exceptional student athletes who received this award all four years of high school.

PRO-file: Aisling Blake

Aisling Blake: Bay Club San Francisco The first person I ever hit a squash ball with was probably one of my brothers—I have three—under duress on their part I’m sure. There are great similarities in the competitiveness and camaraderie at tournaments in the U.S. and Ireland. The difference here is the emphasis placed on ranking […]

Local Call: Sick Note

An often-misunderstood rule is what happens when someone vomits in the middle of a match. In the event of an illness during play, the sick player concedes that game and takes the ninety-second interval between games to recover. This is applicable if the player conceding the game hadn’t already lost two games, since otherwise the […]

The Top: Winners at the U.S. Junior Open by Nation Since 1993

December 2016: By The Numbers