State of the Game

Will’s World One More Point

By Will Carlin I was hurting. Badly. It was a summer tournament, and it was hot. My soaked shirt clung to my torso, and the grip of my racquet was so slippery that I was having trouble keeping it from twisting in my hand. My shoes were beginning to squish as my sweat had saturated […]

For the 17th Time, Squash Comes to Grand Central

By James Zug Grand Central Terminal. It is a magical place. It is the monumental building, weighty with history and grandeur. It is the largest rail terminal in the world—terminal not station: Grand Central is a destination. Trains terminate there. It is not a place you simply breeze through. A total of 275 million people […]

Editor’s Note

By Jay D. Prince, Editor in Chief The development of the U.S. Open over the past seventeen years has been staggering. When I first arrived on the scene, the event was held in a small gymnasium deep in the bowels of a private club in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With an extremely limited budget, the largest crowd […]

U.S. Pro Series and Life Time Fitness

By Chris McClintick When US SQUASH and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) partnered to launch the U.S. Pro Series in January of 2013, the primary goal was to increase the awareness of squash in the United States through the professional game. Sixteen events—not including World Series events—were added to the inaugural calendar, six of which […]

Squash Pinned by Wrestling

By Rod Gilmour It was just before Sunday lunch at the Hilton in Buenos Aires, when Jacques Rogge, the outgoing International Olympic committee president, stared down at the white sheet of paper in front of him. Slowly, he began to read out the result on which sport would win Olympic 2020 and 2024 status. There […]

Major Long-Term Commitment to Elite Programs from US Squash

On October 1, US Squash launched the Elite Athlete Program (EAP) to financially and logistically support top U.S. players to allow them to train and compete professionally on a full-time basis. The players will receive meaningful support and an effective training environment which best allows players to succeed in both training and competition. Participants will […]

Squash One Step Closer to Olymics

Squash has taken a substantial leap forward in the race for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics following presentations by the eight bidding sports to the IOC Executive Board in St. Petersburg, Russia, on May 29. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the three sports shortlisted for a final vote during their meetings in Buenos […]

WSF Ambassador Program Sets Sights On Panama & Venezuela

Malaysia’s record seven-time world squash champion Nicol David will lead this year’s WSF Ambassador Program visit to Panama and Venezuela in June, accompanied by Egypt’s former world junior champion and current world No. 6 Mohamed El Shorbagy. The Ambassador Program international promotional initiative was launched by the World Squash Federation two years ago. With two […]

Growth and Funding

In the last five years, U.S. Squash  has paid almost half a million dollars in grants to a variety of causes and programs to further support the growth of squash in the United States. As U.S. Squash has shored up its financial picture it has been able to further work towards the vision of providing the opportunity for […]