The finals of the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open came within a half-inch of duplicating the 2017 edition, with the wife and husband team of Nour El Tayeb & Ali Farag again almost pulling off the historic double of a married couple winning the same title on the same...
Muggy Mugaseth might be the answer to the trivia question of who was the first international student-athlete to play intercollegiate squash. The cover of Squash: A History of the Game features a photograph of the 1951 Harvard men’s squash team. Standing next to a six foot five David Watts is...
It’s my resilience. It’s my passion. It’s my strength. It’s my vision. It’s my voice. It’s my risks. It’s my way. Recently the PSA has accelerated its video output in an effort to present players in an accessible and behind-the-scenes way. Led by Nathan Clarke, they have issued twenty-odd minute-long...
Intercollegiate squash, entering its ninety-eighth season, is looking as vibrant as it ever has. Diversity is the current watchword in the College Squash Association: there are more teams from more regions of the country and more players and coaches from across the country and around the world. Players hail from...
by James Zug The Women’s Squash Doubles Association, now entering its thirteenth season, is on an upward trajectory. Parity is the WSDA watchword. On the court, a different team captured each of the six WSDA events last season. Winners include college players like Kayley Leonard and Sabrina Sobhy, as well as...
by James Zug Photography by Michael T. Bello/mtbello.com. For college squash, the twenty teens turned out to be the Decade of Way. Mike Way started coaching at Harvard in August 2010. Since then his squads have captured nine national team titles; the next best mark for the decade is six, by...

National Singles on Fire

By James Zug For the 108th time, the best singles players in the country gathered to play each other for the right to claim a national championship. The 2019 National Singles, spread across seventeen divisions, were special not just because it continued the squash world’s oldest annual national championship but...
 Within four weeks of each other this spring, Nicol David and Ramy Ashour, two of the greatest, most electrifying players in squash history, stepped down from the professional tour and retired. They had similar careers. Prodigies, each were the first to capture the World Juniors twice. Each dominated the...