2018 January

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Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes: How to Rethink Your Life

By James Zug When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want By Mike Lewis (New York: Henry Holt, 2018) When we last visited with Mike Lewis with the article “Have Racquet, Will Travel” in our February 2016 issue, Lewis was wrapping up his squash career, having reached a world ranking […]

Charlottesville Welcomes the World

by Chris McClintick This summer the 2018 World Masters will be hosted stateside for the first time in tournament history at the Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, Virginia. The biennial tournament, the world’s largest adult squash event, is one of the major championships run by the World Squash Federation. It was originally started in 1976 […]

Forget it

By Will Carlin It was a tough moment for Roger Federer. He already was down a set in the final of the 2017 Swiss Indoors to Juan del Potro, and he had just blown a second-set break point opportunity at 2-1 by making an error on a relatively straight-forward backhand volley. Uncharacteristically, he smashed his […]

Squash is Friendship: Tales From Howe Cup 2017

by Haley Bloch and Jennifer Gabler Squash Is Friendship captures the essence of the 2017 Howe Cup, which was played at Squash on Fire in Washington, DC last November. The tournament, founded in 1928, was a combination of fierce competition and high-energy social connections. The tournament marked the first national championship hosted by Washington’s newest […]

Spotted at the U.S. Open

By Pierre Bastien squashsource.com What squash racquets and shoes were the pros using at this year’s U.S. Open? Nour El Tayeb                  Champion Racquet: Head Graphene Touch Speed 120 Slimbody Shoes: Nike Court Shuttle V Raneem El Welily             Finalist Racquet: Harrow Vapor Shoes: Asics Gel Court Control Joelle King                         Semifinalist Racquet: Head Graphene […]

Pro-File: Annelize Naude

I first played squash at age nine with my mother and father. I used to follow my parents to the courts. They were club players and had just gotten into the game. After Geoff Hunt came to town, my mom took a coaching course to be able to get the kids at the club started. […]

Brain Health and Diet

By Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Squash is a demanding sport and has been compared to chess at a hundred miles an hour. To be at the top of your game, you need to be lightning fast, agile and powerful. As if that’s not hard enough, you must be able to outwit your opponent […]