By Richard Weber The Arlen Specter US Squash Center, scheduled to open in Philadelphia on the campus of Drexel University in fall of 2020, will welcome into the squash community players who otherwise would not have access to the sport. The programs run at the Specter Center will serve the...
The dream of a national home for squash in the U.S. Has been envisioned for decades. Having a critical mass of courts in one location would create a space to bring the entire U.S. Squash community together, to broaden access and nurture the development of excellence in the sport....

Scoreboard Watching

by James Zug Team squash is a core element of the game in the U.S. There are thousands of team matches every winter across the country, running from youthful ones—middle school, high school and collegiate team play— to adults in league play and championships like the Howe Cup. In intercollegiate...

by James Zug When we emerged from immigration, baggage claim and customs, it was like an explosion. A swarm of people called our names. Signs. Cameras flashed: selfies, a professional photographer snapping from all angles. Greetings, handshakes, hellos. Autographs. It was a damp, chilly afternoon at Boryspil International Airport in Kiev,...

Public Service

 A s you wend your way down Pitt Street on the lower east side of Manhattan, the tangle of bars, bodegas, coffee shops and apartment buildings are interrupted by an ivy-covered, walled oasis. While at first glance Hamilton Fish Park may seem like many of the other 1,800 public...
In the inaugural issue of Sports Illustrated in August 1954, a small column called “Pat on the Back” ran in the front of the magazine. It was meant, they said, as “a salute from the editors to men and women of all ages who have fairly earned the good...
Above: Amanda Sobhy (r) clinched the National Singles title in her first career match against two-time finalist Reeham Sedky. by Chris McClintick March 10 is a date that will always have some negative association for Amanda Sobhy. It was on March 10, 2017, that the then twenty-three-year-old ruptured her Achilles tendon...
Above: At just fifteen years old, Marina Stefanoni is already ranked No. 77 in the world professionally. by Chris McClintick Five past champions picked up another national title at the sixty-third National Juniors, four of which came in new age divisions. The girls’ U19 draw saw four 2017 World Juniors teammates—Marina Stefanoni,...