A Look Back

A Look Back: October 2018

Twenty Years Ago in Squash Magazine         August-September 1998 In one of the most arresting photographs ever to grace the magazine’s cover, Steve Line’s image of Ong Beng Hee was the visual preview to the 1998 World Juniors at Princeton. Beng Hee did go on to capture the World Juniors that summer, topping Wael El Hindi […]

A Look Back: July 2018

Twenty Years Ago in Squash Magazine         May 1998 Angus Kirkland, pictured by Jay D. Prince, made the cover for capturing the 6.5 division at 1998 U.S. Skill Level Championships in Atlanta. Until July 2000 Kirkland, an Englishman, was the head pro at the Harvard Club of Boston, where he helped host two U.S. Opens. He […]

A Look Back: April 2018

by James Zug Twenty Years Ago in Squash Magazine Ivy Pochoda, in a feature written and photographed by Beth Rasin, graced the cover for capturing the national intercollegiate individual title her senior year. After graduating from Harvard in 1998, Pochoda turned pro and moved to London and then Amsterdam. Reaching world No. 38, she played […]

A Look Back June 2017

Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine  June/July 2002 Martin Bronstein reported on the 2002 British Open winner and favorite cover subject Sarah Fitz-Gerald. At the age of thirty-three, Fitz-Gerald romped to victory without losing a game (she gave up just twenty-eight points the entire tournament). Less than a year later, the Australian retired. Based in […]

A Look Back October 2016

Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine November 2001 Amy Boytz, the managing editor, wrote a long profile of the pioneering Seattle coach Yusuf Khan as he announced his retirement. He turned eighty-six in August. He still loves to go down to the courts and watch and talk squash and coach and he spends time with […]

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Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine  August-September 2001 Amy Boytz, the managing editor, penned a lengthy, deeply researched report on the current situation with eye protection in the American squash community, including interviews with players injured in the eye like Robert Graham and Will Carlin, along with a slew of doctors. “Eyeguards: For Your Eyes Only?” […]

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Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine February 2001 Michelle Quibell adorned the cover for winning the U.S. Junior Open GU19 title and for beating Kasey Brown in the finals of the British Junior Open GU17. At Yale, Quibell clinched two national individual intercollegiate titles and led the Eli to three national team titles. After graduating […]

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Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine, August 2000 In 1999 James Zug spent a week at Harrow School, the prep school outside London. He was the first squash journalist to go to Harrow and research the origins of the game at its nineteenth-century birthplace. His groundbreaking story, creatively photographed by Steve Line, unearthed the first courts, […]

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Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine March 2000 Gary Waite, as hinted in James Zug’s profile, did switch over to team up with Damien Mudge on the pro doubles tour, becoming one of the most dominant partnerships in history. He left the University Club of New York in 2001 and returned to Toronto. In 2007 […]