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2009 July/August

Publishers Note Fingers Crossed

By Jay D. Prince Depending on how expeditiously our wonderful postal service has managed to get this issue of Squash Magazine into your hands (sorry Will Carlin, I know you won’t have received it yet...

From US Squash Looking Forward

By Peter Lasusa, U.S. Squash Board Chair As incoming U.S. SQUASH Board Chair, I have been asked by a number of fellow members about my “vision” for U.S. Squash. My answer is to simply refer to...

Letters July/August 2009

Political Maelstroms? It was a HUGE disappointment to receive my copy of Squash Magazine and see the picture of Hillary Clinton on the cover.  While StreetSquash is indeed a very worthy endeavor, knowing that such...

Robert Graham Retires From PSA Board

After a 23-year relationship with the Professional Squash Association, which started when he turned professional in 1986, Robert Graham has stood down as a member of the PSA Board. The US-based Englishman, a former British...

District Spotlight Pittsburgh

Squash in Pittsburgh? You’re probably thinking, sure, don’t they play with wooden racquets, wear racquetball gloves, Converse All-Stars and tinted goggles? While many players in the Burgh are not afraid to break out a racquetball...

Aging Up

Junior squash players using their racquet skills and intellectual aptitudes as tools toward getting into college is certainly not a new concept in the squash community. However, over the past few years, the world...

Ontario Edges Past U.S. in Battle of the Border

By Scott Leighton Juniors from the U.S. and Ontario arrived at White Oaks Resort and Spa in Ontario (Canada) excited for an intense weekend of training and competitive play. Over the past seven years, juniors...

SPA-tlight: Peter Avitable

This season, U.S. SQUASH has introduced the Squash Professionals Affiliate Program (SPA). With this program, U.S. SQUASH will offer personal liability insurance coverage to qualified squash professionals for coaching, access to a pre-screened, preferred...

New System, Same Game

Do you want to move online? Please rate your response between 1 (No way, I am a Luddite, stick with pencil and paper) and 5 (Absolutely—I love new gadgets and surfing the web).” That was...

Rule 21: The Unwritten Rule of Squash

By Rod Symington, WSF Senior Referee Assessor It has long been a mystery to me why so many players do not bother to read the Rules of Squash: there are only twenty of them and...