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A Look Back: April 2019

[Above] Twenty Years Ago in Squash Magazine April 1999 Julia Beaver appeared on the cover in a Randall Scott portrait for winning the national intercollegiate individual title as a sophomore, as well as leading Princeton to a national team title. She won two more individual titles. After graduating in 2001, she played squash professionally and […]

Local Call: Sharing the Ball

This past January, the rules of squash singles were adjusted to limit the warm-up to a maximum of four minutes, replacing the previous rule of five minutes. Players must change sides after two minutes unless they have already done so. Importantly, the rule also emphasizes that the players must share the ball. Penalties can be […]

Pro-File Affeeq Ismail

Affeeq Ismail Head Squash Coach US Squash Pilot Program @ Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA: Marblehead, MA Lynch/van Otterloo has an extremely active adult squash community. The adult players are consistently organizing round robins and playing in weekly league matches all around the Boston area. Many of them are very eager to improve their game and are […]

Outside the Glass: David Pearson

Outside The Glass, the world’s oldest squash podcast, is a radio show with a new episode dropping at the beginning of each month. OTG episodes, produced by US Squash, are available many podcast apps like Apple Podcasts, Evercast and SoundCloud. In episode twenty-eight, David Pearson, the world-renowned coach, speaks about his childhood and start in squash. […]

By the Numbers: January 2019

Local Call: Backswing Contact

In the small confines of a squash court, it is sometimes unavoidable that incidental contact occurs between a player’s racquet and the opponent. There is a common misconception that contact in the backswing (prior to striking the ball) results in an automatic stroke to the striker. In the event a striker appeals for a let […]

A Look Back January 2019

[Above] Twenty Years Ago in Squash Magazine         January 1999 Mark Lewis, portrayed by Randall Scott, reached the finals of the 1998 National Singles. He worked as the head pro at the Union Boat Club from 1997 until 2003, played on the PSA tour, topping out at world No. 106 and was USOC Athlete of the […]

By the Numbers: October 2018

The Top: October 2018