Jay Prince

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince In 1995, I started pursuing the idea of launching a magazine truly dedicated to bringing the sport of squash to life. I wanted to see big colorful photos, instructional articles that would help readers get better at all we do and go through on the court, and feature stories to bring […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince Since squash joined the Pan Am Games as a medal sport in 1995, the American teams have performed well, including individual gold medals by women in 2007 (Natalie Grainger) and 2003 (Latasha Khan), and team gold by the women in 2003. The U.S. team took home four medals in 2011 to […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince It’s a given: we never really appreciate something until it’s gone. For squash players, that experience usually comes when we are injured. For just the second time in my thirty years of playing, I’m on the shelf; this time due to back surgery that I managed to outrun for the last […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Pince, Editor in Chief I look forward to playing in the National Singles every year, and usually as I’m driving away from the one that just ended. As much as I enjoy the competition (I’ve said on numerous occasions that my annual foray is more about training for the 60+ than it […]

Harrity Captures First National Singles

By Jay D. Prince If last year was a year of firsts for the U.S. Squash Championships, the taste was so good that having seconds at the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia, was well worth the one year wait. At the 2015 U.S. Squash Championships, expectations were high for some […]

Julian Illingworth Quietly Honed His Skills—Now He’s S.L. Green Champion

By Jay D. Prince (From Squash Magazine, May 2005) Let’s say you’re born with athletic genes to English parents and you live in the western United States. As you’re growing up, your interests draw you to two sports that most would consider to be relatively obscure—unless you actually lived in England. You take a liking […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince, Editor in Chief It’s been an extremely busy, and exciting, couple of months in the squash world. We’ve witnessed two of the most memorable world championship finals in history, with Egypt’s Ramy Ashour rebounding from a seven month hiatus to stun his compatriot and world No. 1, Mohamed Elshorbagy, in Qatar. […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince, Editor in Chief My first U.S. Open, in the fall of 1998, was held in a Minneapolis Athletic Club gymnasium with about five rows of seating and around fifty spectators for the final. The focal point was a portable “perspex” court that looked like it was always on the verge of collapse […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince, Editor in Chief Major professional events don’t become “majors” just because they feature big prize money. They become “majors” because of tradition; because they draw the best players in the world; because each year brings memorable moments. The U.S. Open is now celebrating its sixtieth anniversary, and inside this issue you […]