2019 July

The Top: July 2019

By The Numbers: July 2019

Squash Boast: July 2019

Local Call: Returning Serve

During the serve, the returning player may stand wherever they wish—even if not in the back quadrant of the court where the serve is targeted. They can stand in front of the short line or across the half-court line in the other quadrant, literally anywhere on court. However, the normal rules of squash for the […]

Pro-File: Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor Squash Director, INFINITUM Squash The move from Jersey, England to Boston has been exciting from a work perspective. It is a different way of developing the sport. My Manchester and Jersey academies were all about introducing the sport to as many grassroots players as possible through our school’s program—combined we had over 30,000 […]

Play On

by Sheldon Anderson, US Squash Pro Tour 2 Official US Squash is unique in that we require our professional officials to participate as referees at our national and junior events. This helps implement changes we make at the professional level amongst the broader membership. Over the past year, for example, we have highlighted the importance […]

Navigating the Mental Game in Squash: Between Game Strategies

Nyree Dardarian, Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance Eric Zillmer, Athletics Director and Professor Drexel University Fitness is the price of admission to competitive squash. But from a nutritional and neuroscience point of view, squash is also very much a cognitive chess match of geometry and wit. Squash is different from other sports: there are […]

Reverse It

The reverse corner is the foundational shot in hardball doubles. More points are ended with the reverse than any other short shot. Since it is a rarity in softball singles, many young players have trouble hitting it consistently. We asked a half dozen doubles legends to tell us how they approached hitting the reverse. Jamie […]

What to Pack for a Squash Tournament

By Pierre Bastien Last summer, I traveled down to Charlottesville to play in the 2018 World Masters, which were being held for the first time in the United States. The University of Virginia hosted 600 players from around the world at the McArthur Squash Center and Boar’s Head Inn. I had a major packing challenge […]