By Phil Yarrowl Photos by Debra Tessier Amr Shabana showed why he is World No. 1 with some breathtaking squash to capture the 2007 Infor Windy City Open title in late January. The University Club of Chicago’s Cathedral Hall made for a perfect setting for the event, which once again was...
By James Zug It was a perfect storm. People adored the man. People really liked to play and watch squash doubles with the best. People wanted to help one of the urban squash programs. People enjoyed loitering around an old-school, cozy country club. And when those people were in one of...

The Healing

  By Richard Eaton Photos by Steve Line/SquashPics.com Nicol David gave so much of herself that, for a few revealing seconds after the longest final in the 27-year history of the women's World Open, she was too paralyzed to leave the court, or even to move. David's 96-minute victory over the admirable Natalie...
By Kirsten Carlson Photos by Jay D. Prince A perfect storm. Defined as a “once in a lifetime storm.” Also used to imply a sequence of events falling into place absolutely perfectly. The Seattle area suffered one of those storms during the days leading up to the US Junior Open. With...
By Colin McQuillan Photos by Steve Line/SquashPics.com Egypt was again the standout squad at the 2007 Powerplaysports British Junior Open at Abbeydale Park, Sheffield, with six titles from the eight age groups for the second year running. But, while the host country could manage only a single semifinalist from the field...
By Ben Garner Photos by Steve Line/SquashPics.com Squash at Baltimore’s Merritt Athletic Club at Canton has come a long way in a short time. The courts were only built three years ago, in a community unfamiliar with the game. Last year the club hosted a $10,000 PSA event before the bar...

May His Tribe Increase

By James Zug Hashim Khan, who I think can fairly be described as the greatest squash-racquets player of all time, made his American debut in the winter of 1954. Hashim Khan, may his tribe increase, completely changed the course of events in the game of squash racquets. The more I think about...