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...
By Will Carlin Photographs by Damon Leedale-Brown In my June column, I mentioned that I was an idiot. The ostensible reason for my claim was that I had signed up to go to a speed, movement, and endurance camp at altitude near Boulder, Colorado. But the situation was compounded by the fact...
By James Zug It was a jam session. It was like the Bird and Diz and Train getting together in some East Village loft at three in the morning to play jazz and talk about old times. Only here it was not a loft but the spectacularly endowed Racquet & Tennis...
By Kristen Carlson The basics of gardening: You have some seeds. You plant them. You water them and give them the proper amount of sun. You watch them grow. You later enjoy the fruits of your labor. For the past nine years, the Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA) has been...
By Kirsten Carlson Cambridge. Best known for Harvard, the school where some of the nation’s, and world’s, finest head for a top-notch education. Cambridge is also home to a whole bunch of people who are not affiliated with the illustrious school in any way. The Moronta family is one example....
By Kirsten Carlson Photos courtesy of SquashBusters Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! -Oh, the Places You'll Go! By Dr. Seuss An excerpt from one of the most popular graduation gifts—no matter what one is graduating from—whether it be nursery school, nursing school, high school or SquashBusters (the last one...
By Mike Corren Photos by Steve Line/SquashPics.com The Men’s World Open Championship began its life back in 1976 and was a well-overdue addition to the men’s world circuit. The reason being the “professional v. amateur” debate which was to rage even well into the ‘80s, at which time the game merged...
By Jay D. Prince The last time Portland, OR, played host to a US Squash Championship was in 2001 when players arrived with tuxedos and bow ties for the annual black tie affair on Saturday evening, halfway through the Doubles Nationals. And in 2001, Portland native Julian Illingworth was still an up-and-coming...
Story by Kirsten Carlson Photos by Holly Smedira Starting in mid-fall the lives of junior squash players, and their parents that come along, become quite crazy, with weekend trips throughout the Northeast, the occasional longer trip out west, and for the top players, trips to international events in England, Scotland, and...