Jay Prince

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince, Editor in Chief One of the most heart-warming times of the year is when the DeRoy Sportsmanship Award is given out by US Squash. Sadly, most of us have witnessed players and parents succumbing to the pressures of junior squash and their resulting tantrums. Though exhibited by a small number, those unsportsmanlike moments standout for their volatility. Which is […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince, Editor in Chief Every now and then you walk into a place and just go “whoa, this is cool!” Honestly, the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head goes way beyond that. Generally, squash facilities—other than those on college campuses which oftentimes have been renovated from old hardball court venues—line courts up […]

Editor’s Note

One of the key components of magazines and newspapers has always been the use of photography. For some, looking at the images, along with their captions, replaces the need to actually read the stories. For others, those same images enhance the experience and complete the story. In either case, the use of lighting, composition and […]

Your Serve March 2014

Paul Moses’ heart is in the right place, but if he really believes that he can talk about urban squash programs and “…abandon references to prep schools and Ivy League teams…” then he seriously misunderstands the central mission of most, if not all, of these programs. He need look no further than the excellent December WSJ profile of Reyna […]

PSA World Series Finals

By Jay D. Prince The PSA World Series Finals are coming to the United States for the first time, to be staged in Richmond, Virginia, at the Westwood Club, March 15-19, 2014. First held as the Super Series Finals in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1993 and 1994, the end of season championship event of the PSA world tour has been […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince Since I started playing squash in 1985, I’ve worn protective eyewear. That could be because I was introduced to the game playing hardball, and virtually everyone wore glasses. After a year, I switched to softball and simply kept wearing glasses without thinking twice about it. I’ve never been one to talk […]

Thirty-Third Windy City Open Back In Style

By Jay D. Prince For thirty-three years, the Windy City Open has been a mainstay in Chicago and, at the end of this month, the event will kick into gear again at the University Club of Chicago. Featuring a men’s professional draw with prize money of $115,000, the 2014 METROSquash Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim and Equitrust […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince, Editor in Chief The U.S. Junior Open never ceases to amaze me. The event has grown into the world’s largest junior championship, and the quality of play continues to improve dramatically year after year—but not just because the event is drawing an ever-growing contingent of foreign players. There was a time when […]

Elias and Sobhy Rise to the Top

By Jay Prince He picked up a squash racquet at the age of six after first playing tennis for a few years. He became hooked to the point of being determined to master his forehand and backhand. In no time, he began adding a top-spin backhand drop shot to his arsenal that so easily developed […]