Fifteen Years Ago in Squash Magazine January 2000
Simon Parke won the 1999 S.G. Cowan U.S. Open in stunning style. On back-to-back nights, the Englishman beat Peter Nicol and Jonathon Power in five-game matches. Parke, after reaching world No. 3, retired in 2006 and is now married with one daughter. He coaches at Chapel Allerton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club, is the head coach of the Leeds University men’s and women’s teams and, in 2014, won the British 35+ for the second time.
Ten Years Ago in Squash Magazine January 2005
Thierry Lincou won the 2004 Pace Canadian Classic in Toronto and the 2004 men’s World Championship in Qatar to make his only Squash Magazine cover. The former world No. 1 retired in October 2012 and now lives in Boston with his family. Besides privately coaching a number of players, including Amanda Sobhy, Lincou is in the middle of his first season as the men’s head coach at MIT.
Five Years Ago in Squash Magazine January 2010
Olivia Blatchford made the cover for winning the U.S. Junior Open GU19 title at Trinity. Blatchford beat Amanda Sobhy in the finals, 14-12 in the fourth. Blatchford is now world No. 40. Her best year as a professional came in 2014: she won her first two events outside the U.S. and clinched Team USA’s gold medal in the finals of the annual Pan American Team Championships.