Howe Cup 2007

By Beth Rasin Photos by Beth Rasin and Chris Smith "Babies and knee braces,” said Bridget DiBonaventura as she surveyed the bustling activity, including numerous children clambering across the bleachers, across the 13 courts at Harvard’s Murr Center. It was the 52nd playing of Howe Cup, the women’s national team championship...
By James Zug Photos courtesy of Bert Armstrong Looking for an old book? How about a British Open racquet from Geoff Hunt? A Johnny Skillman letter? A Sarah Fitz-Gerald stamp? A1907 squash salt trophy? Go to Melbourne. There in Australia’s loveliest city is the world’s greatest collection of squash memorabilia. I wrote...
It was supposed to be an Egyptian confirmation, but instead the 2007 US Open became a British invasion. Forty-three years after the Beatles sent Americans into a tizzy on the Ed Sullivan Show, the US Open Squash Championships raised its curtain in its new home—the Roseland Ballroom. Just a block from...

Who Will It Be Today?

By Kirsten Carlson On any given day, anything can happen. On November 16th, the brothers Talbott will have a dual on their hands, as Mark’s Stanford Cardinal—led by 2006 individual champ Lily Lorentzen—will face Dave’s rebuilt Yale team. Two days later, at Simon Squash Center on Williams’ College campus, the Harvard...
By James Zug In October 1997 the first issue of Squash Magazine arrived in your mailbox. Some people then might have been surprised to see it reach its tenth birthday. The layout in that first issue was a bit choppy; the size was a bit small (24 pages, half its normal...
By Jay D. Prince Ten years and 100 issues of Squash Magazine. Seems hard to believe, especially in light of the fact that it almost never even got off the ground. In fact, had things gone the way I’d originally hoped, Squash Magazine would be looking in the rear view...
By Trevor McGuinness First, there was the Badger & Rosen SquashBusters facility at Northeastern University—a 29,000 square foot athletic center with eight squash courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center and classroom space that visionary Greg Zaff promoted and developed. A few years later, the Stephen L. Green StreetSquash Community Center began...
By Richard Eaton Photos by Steve Line/SquashPics.com The more the capital letter questions were put in their full and startling details, the more they sounded hard to believe. How could the highest paid, highest profile female squash player ever, fall so suddenly from the heights? How could the first Asian woman to...
By Jay D. Prince Two years ago, the sport of squash had one foot in the door of the Olympics. After the International Olympic Committee put all 28 of the existing sports to a test by voting on each of them as a means of determining whether or not to...
By Jay D. Prince Over the past six years, the US Junior Women’s Teams have been establishing a pattern of sorts. It started in 2001 when Michelle Quibell led the Americans to a first-ever top-four finish. Two years later, the US squad slipped to an eighth place finish behind the...