Public Service

 A s you wend your way down Pitt Street on the lower east side of Manhattan, the tangle of bars, bodegas, coffee shops and apartment buildings are interrupted by an ivy-covered, walled oasis. While...

New Squash Documentary Takes a Look Behind the Glass

By James Zug Camera crews often come to film at urban squash programs. Usually they are making a short segment for local television. It is pretty common. George Polsky, the founder and executive director of...

MetroSquash Opens New Facility

By James Zug Photos by Marian Kraus The MetroSquash Academic & Squash Center, the fourth stand-alone purpose-built urban squash youth enrichment facility in the U.S., opened this spring in Chicago. The certificate of occupancy was issued on...

USOC Volunteer Coach of the Year Awarded to MetroSquash Mentor Paul M. Cussen

By James Zug During the gala dinner at the biennial World Doubles tournament in Chicago, US Squash honored Paul M. Cussen with the United States Olympic Committee Volunteer Coach of the Year Award. Cussen started his...

Bill Simon Awarded President’s Cup

By James Zug During the NUSEA leadership conference, US Squash’s CEO Kevin Klipstein awarded the President’s Cup to William E. Simon, Jr. for his many decades of dedication, support and leadership in the game. Bill Simon...

The Luxury to Dream Big

By Reyna Pachecho A graduate of Access Youth Academy in San Diego, Pachecho gave the keynote address below at the NUSEA gala dinner. She is a junior at Columbia, playing at the top of the...

I Will Never Forget This Evening: NUSEA Celebrates Twenty Years of Urban Squash

By James Zug In January 2015 the National Urban Squash & Education Association held a gala weekend in New York. In January 1995, the idea of an after-school youth enrichment program existed only on paper—literally, in...

Twenty Years of Urban Squash and Education

In 1995 Greg Zaff, former professional squash player, had an idea. What originated in a graduate term paper ultimately launched an after-school program combining squash practice with academic tutoring—the first of its kind. The original...

Urban Squash Citizenship Tour

By Sage Ramadge When was the last time you had a chance to play squash with a governor and a senator in the same week? For twenty-two college and high school students on the Urban...