Hanson Aims to Move Up U.S. and International Ladders

By Chris McClintick As qualifying for the 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open squash championships began at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia on October 9, so did Chris Hanson’s professional squash life. The twenty-two-year-old American’s debut against...

Pastures New: Bob Callahan Retires From Princeton Squash After a Revolutionary Career

By James Zug It was never supposed to work out like this. In the summer of 1981, Princeton’s athletic director asked Bob Callahan, newly-married IBM salesman, to be on a search committee to find a...

Ashour The Happiest Moment of His Life

By Richard Eaton Photos by Steve Line/squashpics.com There were many well-publicized reasons why Ramy Ashour’s capture of the British Open title—at a pioneering outdoor venue in Hull City’s soccer stadium—has carried him further along the road...

Massaro British Queen

By Richard Eaton Photos by Steve Line/squashpics.com There was a throw-away hint as to why the world’s most successful squash player might suffer her most startling defeat in four years, not long before the British Open...

Spahrs Dominate U.S. Father and Son

Last month the ninth U.S. Father & Son was held and it was no surprise that Chris and Carson Spahr won their first open title. Spahr has long equaled junior excellence. Christian C.F. Spahr, Jr., known to everyone...

From Dreams to Reality the Making of a National Champion

By Kristi Maroc Hard work, dedication, setbacks, perseverance and sacrifice are key features of any athlete who has made it to the point of realizing exceptional achievements. For this year’s S.L. Green U.S. National Champion Chris Gordon,...

Tom & Hazel Jones-Hall of Fame Inductees

Thomas B. Jones (1935- ) Tom Jones was a pivotal and ebullient leader who revolutionized squash in America in the last quarter of the twentieth century. A Rochester native, Jones won the 1977 U.S. and...

Two Princeton Men Leave Enormous Legacies

By James Zug It is not what you accomplish. It is what you overcome. Charles Mallet-Prevost Brinton died in June 2011 at the age of ninety one. The last remaining national singles champion from the 1940s,...

The Strongest Tree: Amanda Sobhy

By James Zug It is almost ten in the morning and Amanda Sobhy is finally coming to school. It is her senior year and she’s already been accepted to college and from outward appearances, she...

The Lion at Rest (And 180MPH)

Hours after Amanda Sobhy won the world juniors, the World Squash Federation sent out a press release, “Sobhy Soars to World Title Success,” declaring that she had become the first U.S. player to win...