James Zug

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 […]

Fancy a Flutter? Gambling Transforming Pro Squash

By James Zug Gambling on sports has always been a complicated passion. In May 1536 Anne Boleyn was watching tennis at Whitehall Palace when a messenger from King Henry VIII asked her to present herself before the Privy Council where she was arrested. Apparently, Boleyn kept the messenger waiting, as she wanted to see the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Squash Faces in the Crowd in Sports Illustrated



Hewitt Approaches Mateer’s Title Record; Evergreen Garno Matches Hahn’s Record

Above: (l-r) Ed Garno, the oldest man to ever win the men’s open draw at the National Doubles, cracked a cross-court while Steve Scharff, Alex Stait, and Zac Alexander watched in the finals of the men’s open draw. by James Zug The 2018 National Doubles came back to the game’s birthplace in Philadelphia in March.  […]

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 […]

SquashBusters Opens New Facility in Providence

By James Zug In December 2017, SquashBusters and Moses Brown School officially opened a remarkable squash facility in Providence, RI. More than 19,000 square feet, the Gorgi Family Squash & Education Center is a twelve-court facility, with eleven singles courts and one hardball doubles court built by CourtTech. In addition, there are two classrooms, locker […]