The U.S. SQUASH High School Team Championships, conceived in 2004, grew to a record 94 teams this year, making it the largest junior squash event in the world. With no individual ratings points at stake, the tournament has become one of the few national events where juniors can compete...
By Sabrina Davies Photos By Sabrina Davies The 87th annual Lapham-Grant Squash Tournament was held over the weekend of February 15 at The Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware. Fifty-two American men were countered by 52 Canadian men; while a dozen American and Canadian women battled for their country for the...

Players Cup Circuit

By James Zug In the summer of 1989 Tom Jones and his wife Hazel White Jones, the publisher and editor of Squash News—this magazine’s predecessor—cobbled together a coterie of seven small pro softball tournaments under the umbrella of the Grand Prix circuit. Thirty-seven pros from 15 countries played in the Grand...
By James Zug Photos by Steve Line/SquashPics.com Everyone wants Ramy Ashour and James Willstrop to be the next great PSA rivalry. Now that Jonathon Power and Peter Nicol have retired, another mano-a-mano global face-off is considered by many observers as critical to ratcheting up interest in pro men’s squash. Twenty and...
By Rob Dinerman In a compelling display of athleticism and acumen, Damien Mudge and Viktor Berg rose superior to the remainder of the 20-team field and won the 25th annual North American Open, sponsored by North Sound Capital, held on January’s final weekend at the Field, Country and Round Hill Clubs...

Show Stoppers

They are the best of the best. Seemingly psychotic when they launch themselves in an all-out “who-cares-how-much-it’s-going-to-hurt-later” attempt to return every single ball possible, some of the world’s top professional squash players routinely throw caution to the wind just to take one more swipe at the silly little white...
By James Zug Photos by Steve Line/SquashPics.com I could see it in the warmup. From the moment Gregory Gaultier came onto the court for the final of the Endurance World Open 2007, swept there by the flashing spotlights, the booming voice of Robert Edwards and the blasting theme song of the...
By Vidya Rajan Photos by Jay Prince/SquashMagazine.com It all began when I stepped into the court on Saturday morning to play a certain Salma Mohamed Ahmed Nassar, a girl who was effectively seeded 34th and who supposedly hailed from Cambridge, Massachusetts. I entered the court with a heady sense of confidence but...
A month before the 2007 Men’s World Team Championships, Egypt looked like a near certain winner with four players ranked in the World’s Top Ten. Though England was seeded No. 2 in the event, not many gave them much hope of winning with the likes of World No. 1...

Sisterly History

By Richard Eaton Photos by Steve Line/SquashPics.com Probably only Venus and Serena Williams, the two most iconic females in world sport, have achieved what Rachael and Natalie Grinham did when the sisters played each other in the World Open final before Madrid’s royal palace on a cool and elegant October evening. Di...