Squash Takes Center Stage at the Commonwealth Games

by James Zug When I was working at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, a lot of fellow journalists asked why I was there, since the U.S. was not competing. It was an easy answer. The...

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...

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...

The Ratings Game – An Analysis of US Squash Ratings

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...

Outside the Glass: Qamar Zaman

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...

Community Perspectives: Growing Diversity in Squash

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...

Squash News Cover is a Trip Down Memory Lane

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...

DeRoy Leads Squash for Forty Years

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...

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...

Book Review: Lucky, Anil Nayar’s Story

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...