2019 July

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 […]


By Richard Millman We are still very early in the exploration of squash as a sport. We have only been playing since the 1850s. When you compare a century and a half to the long history of mathematics, astronomy, law, medicine or physics, you can see that we are still fumbling around trying to identify […]

The Value of Mental Skills Training and Assessment

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach, www.pillars4performance.com “In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.” —Venus Williams One of the main reasons why I started Pillars4Performance was to educate people on the benefits of training their […]

Rotator Cuff Remedies

By AJ Lamb, MS, CSCS, PES Supervisor and Senior Exercise Physiologist of Zarett Rehab & Fitness Joe Zarett, Physical Therapist and founder of Zarett Rehab & Fitness What are the chances you have had shoulder pain during exercise in the past? A 2006 study from the British Medical Journal of Clinical Evidence reported that over […]

The Double Treble: Harvard’s Haul Punctuates a Superlative Season

by James Zug Photography by Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com. For college squash, the twenty teens turned out to be the Decade of Way. Mike Way started coaching at Harvard in August 2010. Since then his squads have captured nine national team titles; the next best mark for the decade is six, by Trinity. His players have […]

National Singles on Fire

[Above: Olivia Blatchford Clyne and Todd Harrity] By James Zug For the 108th time, the best singles players in the country gathered to play each other for the right to claim a national championship. The 2019 National Singles, spread across seventeen divisions, were special not just because it continued the squash world’s oldest annual national […]

Robinson and Rosini Save Match Balls at National Juniors

[Above: Thomas Rosini and Olivia Robinson] by Chris McClintick The 2019 U.S. Junior Championships yielded several firsts since the inaugural 1977 National Juniors. The first National Juniors ever held in Charlottesville, Virginia, saw the boys’ and girls’ five seeds—Olivia Robinson and Thomas Rosini—make tournament history by capturing the U19 titles. There were also no repeat […]

Double or Everything: National Doubles Crowns New and Repeat Champions

[Above: Georgina Stoker (hitting the ball) & Meredeth Quick (also in white) overcame Steph Hewitt (far left) and Victoria Simmonds in the finals.] by Chris McClintick The eighty-fourth National Doubles saw three out of four Open division champions augment title records, two doubles legends continue their mastery through the age groups and six new age […]

Exit Stage Left: Nicol David & Ramy Ashour Retire