Professional Squash

The Merger of Hardball and Softball

by James Zug A quarter century ago, the men’s hardball and softball tours merged. On January 1, 1993 the World Professional Squash Association and the International Squash Players Association ceased to exist, replaced by the new Professional Squash Association. The PSA became the sole global association for men’s pro squash. Without the merger, the incredible […]

Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Open: Trophy Husband, Trophy Wife

By James Zug It was a storybook ending to a rollicking ten-day celebration of squash excellence: Nour El Tayeb and Ali Farag, a married couple, each triumphed to win the 2017 U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management. It was almost unique in the annals of sports. The most celebrated example was probably the so-called […]

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Top Ten Reasons Why This Was the Greatest United States Open Ever

  by James Zug I Wow Times Infinity It was packed. At the 2016 Delaware Investments United States Open, there were no gimmicks, no free pizza for Drexel students, no bouncy castle radar zones. It was the sporting spectacle itself. Fans came in droves. The early rounds used to be a bit sparse, a ghostly […]

106: James Zug Profiles Nicol David as She Breaks the All-Time Record For Number of Months at World No. 1

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90 Seconds with Cameron Pilley

Cameron Pilley, 32 years old, he grew up in Yamba, New South Wales, next door to his cousin Donna Urquhart; now lives in the Hague, Netherlands, and reached a career high of No. 11 in the world rankings in January 2011. Cameron Pilley: My first tournament was when I was six years old; I first hit a […]

Travel to My Hometown

By Miguel Angel Rodriguez In Bogota we have seven private squash clubs and four public ones. The best club is where I train—Club El Nogal (www.clubelnogal.com). It is all in a big building with all the facilities you might want except tennis. Colombians like to work out so it is normal to see all gyms […]

Squash King of Queens

By Chris McClintick Photographed by Samuel Vélez A downtown B train flashed by as it pulls into the 81st street station on the upper west side of New York City. The trek from the Wharton Performance headquarters, one block north of the Natural History Museum, south of Central Park then east to Chris Gordon’s apartment in Elmhurst, Queens, […]