Lucky: Anil Nayar’s Story—A Portrait of a Legendary Squash Champion By Jean Nayar (New York: Five Rivers Press, 2020). By James Zug Lucky is the biography of one of the top amateurs of the twentieth century. Anil Nayar and his wife Jean Nayar have put together a fascinating story of a great champion...

Outside the Glass: Head-Butt

This month’s episode of Outside The Glass, the squash podcast, is about photographs of a particular encounter, during the first round of the 1994 British Open, between Anthony Hill and Mir Zaman Gul. Steve Line took the photos and talks with OTG about what happened that day. Listen to Steve...
For forty years, the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation has partnered with the game of squash. The roots of the relationship came in 1978, after the death of Helen DeRoy. She and her husband Aaron DeRoy owned successful car dealerships in Michigan and been major philanthropic leaders in Detroit.  Since its founding,...
By James Zug Twenty-five years ago, the cover of Squash News, our predecessor magazine, featured fifty-three young athletes. That February 1996 issue was historic. It not only contained what is thought to be the most players ever collectively pictured on the cover of a squash magazine—in a masterful photograph by...
By Laura Trevelyan Laura Trevelyan is an award-winning journalist for the BBC, college squash parent and CitySquash board member. Squash in the U.S. is at an inflection point. The reckoning over race in America poses tough questions for a traditionally white sport. Some colleges have dropped varsity programs. For squash to...
by Chris McClintick Bill Broadbent, the longest serving US Squash Board and Committee member, recently stepped down from his position on the Investment Committee following twenty-five years of service, and a pioneering philanthropic legacy that laid the foundation for growth of junior squash, team squash and urban squash in...
Qamar Zaman was the original Conjuror, a magical player who a half century ago enthralled audiences around the world. British Open champion, world No.1 and irresistible showman, Zaman is considered perhaps the most deceptive player in squash history. Here Steve Line, the world’s leading squash photographer, gives Zaman the...
by Varun Fuloria, Rutwik Kharkar, and Ryan Rayfield What’s in a number? A lot, if you ask a player about their US Squash rating! Squash enthusiasts tend to be a pretty analytical bunch, and the rating system brings out the inner geeks in a lot of us. Ratings provide a long-term...

2020-2021 Milestones

2020-2021 Milestones   Deaths Marwan Mahmoud Abdelnaby Marwan Mahmoud died in August 2020 at age twenty-four. The Egyptian had starred at Penn and was getting a masters at Boston University. Bill Broadbent Bill Broadbent died in September 2021 at the age of seventy. Broadbent was one of the most visionary philathropists in US Squash history,...

Book Review: BIG DATA

One of the benefits of the U.S. Open arriving at Drexel University in 2011 has been a myriad of interactions between the squash community and Drexel professors. Eric Zillmer and Nyree Dardarian are two great examples of the integration. As Drexel’s athletic director and a neuroscience professor, Zillmer played a...