Publishers/Editor Note

The Remarkable Spectacle of Squash

Five years ago, when US Squash started operating the Delaware Investments U.S. Open “in-house”, we did so based on the advice of marketing experts. “Make the U.S. Open HUGE” and “Get squash on TV!” were the two most common refrains from those we spoke with in the field. Each year we have added one more day of capacity crowds at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]