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$1 Million: Professional Squash Hits Milestone in Chicago

By James Zug One million. Never in the century-plus history of professional squash had a single tournament offered a seven-digit prize money purse. In the recent past, there had been a smattering of events that upped earnings to record heights (the 2007 men’s and women’s Kuwait Open totaled $250,000; the 2010 men’s World Open in […]

Why Does Squash Make You Happy? Tal Ben-Shahar and Positive Psychology

by James Zug It is enshrined in our nation’s founding document. The big three: life, liberty and happiness. In the original draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that one of the truths, sacred and undeniable, and one of the rights, inherent and inalienable, was the pursuit of happiness. In the edited final […]

Building the Best: Athlete Development at the Specter Center

[Above: The 2018 US Squash Academy] By Richard Weber The Arlen Specter US Squash Center, scheduled to open in Philadelphia in fall of 2020, will welcome into the squash community players who otherwise would not have access to the sport. The programs run at the Specter Center will serve the four core elements of US […]

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center: Building a Home for the Sport



Egyptian Inscription: El Welily & ElShorbagy Engraved on U.S. Open Trophies



Scoreboard Watching

by James Zug Team squash is a core element of the game in the U.S. There are thousands of team matches every winter across the country, running from youthful ones—middle school, high school and collegiate team play— to adults in league play and championships like the Howe Cup. In intercollegiate play last year alone, there […]

World Masters Arrives Stateside



Every Court Counts: A History of the Ambassador Tours

[Above: Press conferences are a core part of the ambassador program. In Kiev, the presenters included (l-r) Ukranian Squash Federation president Anastasia Netrebchuk, Ukraine Sports Committee president Illia Shevlyak, Ramy Ashour, Camille Serme and Andrew Shelley] by James Zug When we emerged from immigration, baggage claim and customs, it was like an explosion. A swarm […]

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