PRO-file

Pro-File: Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor Squash Director, INFINITUM Squash The move from Jersey, England to Boston has been exciting from a work perspective. It is a different way of developing the sport. My Manchester and Jersey academies were all about introducing the sport to as many grassroots players as possible through our school’s program—combined we had over 30,000 […]

Pro-File Affeeq Ismail

Affeeq Ismail Head Squash Coach US Squash Pilot Program @ Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA: Marblehead, MA Lynch/van Otterloo has an extremely active adult squash community. The adult players are consistently organizing round robins and playing in weekly league matches all around the Boston area. Many of them are very eager to improve their game and are […]

Pro-File: Zac Alexander

Zac Alexander: Intensity Squash, Norwalk, CT My main objective as the new director of squash is to build on what Southport Racquet Club has brought over to Intensity, which is a thriving and enthusiastic 150+ adult membership and a passion for the sport and helping each other. My immediate focus though has turned to establishing […]

Pro-File: Margaret Elias Gerety

Squash on Fire I grew up playing with Julieanne Harris at Philadelphia Cricket Club.  When I began playing, the hardball game was just being phased out. The club did not have any wide courts, so Julie drove me to practice on the only international squash court in town—a converted garage in the back of a […]

Pro-File: Annelize Naude

I first played squash at age nine with my mother and father. I used to follow my parents to the courts. They were club players and had just gotten into the game. After Geoff Hunt came to town, my mom took a coaching course to be able to get the kids at the club started. […]

Pro-File: Jamie Sutcliffe

I first picked up a squash racquet when I was ten years old at the Huddersfield Lawn Tennis and Squash Club where the coaches Matthew Thorpe and Andy Learoyd inspired me to get to where I am today. Huddersfield is located in the heart of Yorkshire, which is known as one of the best English […]

PRO-file: Aisling Blake

Aisling Blake: Bay Club San Francisco The first person I ever hit a squash ball with was probably one of my brothers—I have three—under duress on their part I’m sure. There are great similarities in the competitiveness and camaraderie at tournaments in the U.S. and Ireland. The difference here is the emphasis placed on ranking […]