Qamar Zaman was the original Conjuror, a magical player who a half century ago enthralled audiences around the world. British Open champion, world No.1 and irresistible showman, Zaman is considered perhaps the most deceptive player in squash history. Here Steve Line, the world’s leading squash photographer, gives Zaman the...
by Chris McClintick Bill Broadbent, the longest serving US Squash Board and Committee member, recently stepped down from his position on the Investment Committee following twenty-five years of service, and a pioneering philanthropic legacy that laid the foundation for growth of junior squash, team squash and urban squash in...
By Laura Trevelyan Laura Trevelyan is an award-winning journalist for the BBC, college squash parent and CitySquash board member. Squash in the U.S. is at an inflection point. The reckoning over race in America poses tough questions for a traditionally white sport. Some colleges have dropped varsity programs. For squash to...
By James Zug Twenty-five years ago, the cover of Squash News, our predecessor magazine, featured fifty-three young athletes. That February 1996 issue was historic. It not only contained what is thought to be the most players ever collectively pictured on the cover of a squash magazine—in a masterful photograph by...
For forty years, the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation has partnered with the game of squash. The roots of the relationship came in 1978, after the death of Helen DeRoy. She and her husband Aaron DeRoy owned successful car dealerships in Michigan and been major philanthropic leaders in Detroit.  Since its founding,...

Outside the Glass: Head-Butt

This month’s episode of Outside The Glass, the squash podcast, is about photographs of a particular encounter, during the first round of the 1994 British Open, between Anthony Hill and Mir Zaman Gul. Steve Line took the photos and talks with OTG about what happened that day. Listen to Steve...
Lucky: Anil Nayar’s Story—A Portrait of a Legendary Squash Champion By Jean Nayar (New York: Five Rivers Press, 2020). By James Zug Lucky is the biography of one of the top amateurs of the twentieth century. Anil Nayar and his wife Jean Nayar have put together a fascinating story of a great champion...
By Chris McClintick This past December in Washington, DC, the global pinnacle of men’s team squash, the World Squash Federation’s Men’s World Team Championship, arrived in the United States for the first time in the event’s fifty-year-history. Squash on Fire, which opened in 2017, hosted the event in the diplomatic center...
Forty years ago, in March 1980, a half dozen enterprising, young women flew to Sweden for the first-ever World Junior Championships: Patrice McConnell Cormwell, Kat Castle Grant, Karen Kelso, Alicia McConnell, Diana Staley and coach Carol Weymuller. The tournament was played in Kungalv, a small village north of Gothenburg....
by James Zug Damien Mudge has an intentional relationship with velocity. For twenty years he played professional squash doubles across North America. The very first time he went on a doubles court, his boss and mentor at the University Club of New York, Gary Waite, wound up and cracked a...