Kevin Klipstein

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By Kevin D. Klipstein, President & Chief Executive Officer Modern photography traces its roots back 1,000 years to an Iraqi inventor who managed to project an outside image on the inside of a tent, upside down. Not until the late 1800’s did true photography become portable, allowing for more flexibility in what the photographer shot. […]

Squash Magazine Cover March 2014

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 […]

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By Kevin D. Klipstein, President & Chief Executive Officer The start of a typical Wednesday night league match for me sounds like this after the warm-up: Me: “Do you have your eye guards? In case I accidentally hit you, I don’t want you to get hurt.” Opponent: “Uh, no, you won’t hit me/I don’t have […]

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From US Squash

By Kevin D. Klipstein, President & Chief Executive Officer Fifty years have now passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the first and only squash-playing U.S. President. Kennedy once said, “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” While the world collectively struggles […]

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From US Squash

By Kevin D. Klipstein, President & Chief Executive Officer As freshmen on the Cornell team, to say we occupied the back seat would be accurate both physically and metaphorically. College squash had yet to reach the level of charter bus travel that teams enjoy today. Twelve-passenger vans driven by the coach, with assistant, and a […]

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From US Squash

By Kevin D. Klipstein, President & Chief Executive Officer Last year around this time I wrote about how impressive the top squash professionals were both on and off the court, and how much they deserved to compete on the biggest sports stages in the world. At the women’s semifinal of the 2012 U.S. Open, I […]

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From US Squash

By Kevin D. Klipstein, President & Chief Executive Officer Squash has no “off-season” anymore, and we are definitely not complaining. The US was very involved in the Olympic bid effort—thank you to the Districts, individuals and clubs that donated generously. The value in media coverage alone for the sport was worth the effort to raise […]

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From US Squash Vision, Commitment and Results

As the pace of change in our lives seems to accelerate, it’s a pleasure to point to things that endure. Of course we all must move on, and the same is true for members of our Board of Directors. Peter Lasusa has served on the U.S. Squash Board for nine years, since 2004 (when it was […]

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From US Squash Rule of Three

With spring turning to summer soon, the squash season shifts into a different mode, wrapping up leagues and other activities with year-end events. What this yields for me are opportunities to speak at district awards dinners, club events and the like, and most recently, to serve as a speaker and moderator on a marketing panel […]