By Jay D. Prince If last year was a year of firsts for the U.S. Squash Championships, the taste was so good that having seconds at the McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia, was well worth the one year wait. At the 2015 U.S. Squash Championships,...
Above: (l-r) Ed Garno, the oldest man to ever win the men's open draw at the National Doubles, cracked a cross-court while Steve Scharff, Alex Stait, and Zac Alexander watched in the finals of the men's open draw. by James Zug The 2018 National Doubles came back to the game’s birthplace...
By James Zug It is that time of year again. In between Labor Day and New Year’s, the vast majority of books are published. Since squash players are intensely literary as a rule, here is a guide to the books every squash player should know about and own and talk about with...

Conqueror of the World

By James Zug 555: The Untold Story Behind Squash’s Invincible Champion and Sport’s Greatest Unbeaten Run by Rod Gilmour and Alan Thatcher Worthing, England: Pitch Publishing, 2016 It is hard to recall now, a quarter of a century later, just what a big deal Jahangir Khan was. He was consistently dominant like...
By James Zug One million. Never in the century-plus history of professional squash had a single tournament offered a seven-digit prize money purse. In the recent past, there had been a smattering of events that upped earnings to record heights (the 2007 men’s and women’s Kuwait Open totaled $250,000; the 2010...
Photos courtesy of Princeton University A five time national singles champion, who also owned a 117-15 win-loss record as coach of the Princeton women’s squash team that won 12 intercollegiate national team titles during her 20 year coaching career, Betty Howe Constable looms large in the history of US squash....
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...
by Richard Eaton It felt as though the splash created at the U.S. Open, by awarding equal prize money to women, had sent ripples all the way across the Atlantic to the world's most venerable tournament. The ninety-two-year-old British Open saw Nicol David get back on track as a world-beater by...
By James Zug During the gala dinner at the biennial World Doubles tournament in Chicago, US Squash honored Paul M. Cussen with the United States Olympic Committee Volunteer Coach of the Year Award. Cussen started his involvement with MetroSquash as one of the program’s first volunteers soon after the program launched in 2005....
By Dent Wilkens The 2011 U.S. Doubles Squash Championships returned to Chicago March 25-27, after last being held there in 2004. Title sponsored by BMO Capital Markets, the event was hosted by the Racquet Club of Chicago, the University Club of Chicago, and the Onwentsia Club. Tournament Chair Peter Dunne worked tirelessly over...