by James Zug I Wow Times Infinity It was packed. At the 2016 Delaware Investments United States Open, there were no gimmicks, no free pizza for Drexel students, no bouncy castle radar zones. It was the sporting spectacle itself. Fans came in droves. The early rounds used to be a bit sparse,...
With its planned fall 2020 opening, the Arlen Specter US Squash Center will act as the anchor facility for the development of squash in the United States. The Specter Center’s programming will support all of the core elements of US Squash’s mission and objectives: access, community, excellence and sportsmanship. The...
By James Zug Squash has gone south. The McArthur Squash Center at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, opened in May 2013. The 33,000 square-foot building boasts a four-wall, white-ball glass showcourt with stadium seating for 50, bleachers for 250 and standing room for another 700. In addition,...
By James Zug This month is the 25th anniversary of the first U.S. national softball tournament. With the dominance of softball today in America—the mass conversions of the 1990s, the incredible retreat of hardball—it is strange to imagine that the first sanctioned softball nationals was held just a quarter century...
by Haley Bloch and Jennifer Gabler Squash Is Friendship captures the essence of the 2017 Howe Cup, which was played at Squash on Fire in Washington, DC last November. The tournament, founded in 1928, was a combination of fierce competition and high-energy social connections. The tournament marked the first national championship hosted...
Forty years ago, in March 1980, a half dozen enterprising, young women flew to Sweden for the first-ever World Junior Championships: Patrice McConnell Cormwell, Kat Castle Grant, Karen Kelso, Alicia McConnell, Diana Staley and coach Carol Weymuller. The tournament was played in Kungalv, a small village north of Gothenburg....
By James Zug The eightieth J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions will be remembered for the long-awaited arrival of a queen and the wildly exaggerated, misreported demise of a prince. Nicol David had done everything in the game of squash, except play a competitive point at the most iconic squash tournament in the...

The Little Secret Game

By James Zug Earlier this summer, I went to my local club and got on the squash court with Richard Millman. An Englishman who has been coaching in the States for a quarter century, Millman is known for innovative, out-of-the-box thinking (he promotes the iMask, for instance). We played hard...
In locker rooms and galleries, during van rides and post-game chats, people always talk about who does what in the game, about which celebrity is rumored to play, about which coach or player is more important. Squash Magazine has finally put it down on paper, in our first annual...