Article courtesy of The New York Times. Amanda Sobhy will leave Harvard in the spring with a degree in social anthropology and no immediate plans to use it. In September, Sobhy became the first American-born squash player to reach the top 10 on either the men’s or women’s world tour. It has been a fast [...]
Article and image courtesy of BloombergView “My Chance to Go Pro” By Cass R. Sunstein Remember George Plimpton’s classic book, “Paper Lion”? In the 1960s, Plimpton decided to find out what would happen if an ordinary person tried to play professional football. Amazingly, the Detroit Lions agreed to give him a tryout, allowing him to come [...]
Article and image courtesy of The Star. by Kng Zheng Guan KUALA LUMPUR: Amanda Sobhy has got the brains and the brawn both at the same time.The 21-year-old American is currently pursuing her degree in social anthropology at Harvard University and she is also the top ranked American squash player at No. 15 in the [...]
The Washington Posts profiles the inaugural NUSEA Citizenship Tour. [...]
Significant changes to the way in which sports events are selected for the Olympics look to be on the way, following a wide-ranging Summit meeting. [...]
Article and image courtesy of the Washington Post. While some sports enthusiasts were glued to the National Football League draft this weekend, the squash-playing set was gathered in Harlem on Saturday for the sixth annual StreetSquash Cup. Ten teams, with teams from Goldman Sachs, GS +0.81% the Harvard Club and more, faced off at the [...]
Article and image courtesy of the Buffalo News. Sally Russell, Dave Koehler and Richard Lynn have done an exemplary job of putting together a history of squash in Buffalo. Their many hours of work on this project included the Buffalo Squash Racquets Association, Through the Decades, the association Hall of Fame, compilation of squash happenings [...]
BBC Magazine’s weekly video series, First Person, featured CitySquash graduate and current Trinity College player Katiria Sanchez this week. To watch Katiria’s story, visit bbc.com or click the above image. Squashing inequality: Creating opportunities on and off the court In the United States, there are few public squash courts. The sport is traditionally the preserve [...]
Article and images courtesy of the Portland Press Herald. By Steve Craig Six months ago, Cole Walter didn’t know anything about squash. He didn’t know he could play the indoor racquet sport at the Portland YMCA, just a short walk from King Middle School, where he is a sixth-grader. The first time he heard of [...]
Article courtesy of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. Images courtesy of Liikuntakeskus Hukka. by Brad Spiegel There is nothing better than when an idea goes way beyond your expectations. That was the case for Anna Rounaja, owner of Liikuntakeskus Hukka in Oulu, Finland, on many levels. Rounaja was looking to recycle old squash [...]
Americans Chris Gordon, Julian Illingworth, and Kristen Lange head to Canada for today's first rounds of the PSA Northern Ontario Open in Subury, and the WSA Women's Squash Week in Calgary.
Sakora Miller remembers being puzzled when a group of strangers visited her gym class in tough west Philadelphia and offered to teach them a sport. [...]
The International Olympic Committee could take another step this week toward getting baseball and women’s softball back into the Olympics as well as adding squash for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.
Article and image courtesy of the Yorkshire Evening Post. by James Willstrop The East Coast of America is currently enjoying an explosion in squash growth and many of the professional players come out here early to play exhibitions. Demand is high and some players love to spend extra time in New York. Taking in some [...]
Video courtesy of Bloomberg TV. Three Time World Squash Champion Nick Matthew discusses the game of squash and being knocked out of the Tournament of Champions this week in Grand Central Station in New York City. He speaks to Adam Johnson and Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” [...]
Article and image courtesy of the New York Daily Times. For nearly a half hour Monday, the world’s No. 1 female squash player had the rapt attention of two dozen pre-teen and high school-age girls seated alongside one wall of Court four at Harlem’s SL Green StreetSquash Center. Nicol David, who sported gray jeans, high [...]
Newly elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is planning to implement his so-called Olympic Agenda 2020, including many sweeping changes, by the end of next year he explained Saturday after holding a four-day “brainstorming” session with the IOC’s Executive Board. [...]
An athletic competition between Cornell and Columbia this past weekend featured two star players who share an inner-city upbringing of the sort that's rare in the Ivy League.
There is a glimmer of hope in the eyes of Sarah Fitz-Gerald. She is a believer again - just like the rest of the squash fraternity in Hong Kong this week, reviving the dream of achieving Olympic status in 2020. [...]
World No. 1 Nicol David believes that that these are difficult times for squash, which has suffered a few blows since the Olympic rejection in September.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has revealed that the number of Olympic sports could be increased for the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo.
If you missed the U.S. Open Squash Championship tournament in Philadelphia last month on “Squash TV,” the Professional Squash Association’s global real-time, paid, video-streaming service, you could see it on ESPN3.com provided you’re an authenticated ESPN subscriber.
Two months after being kept off the Olympic island, baseball and softball have officially been given a chance to return for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Sunday saw Nick Matthew become squash world champion for the third time. He tells Catherine Scott how he did it and how he is hoping to inspire a new generation of squash players. [...]
The squash world might still be recovering from the blow of another Olympic disappointment, but all the signs are that they will pick themselves up and try for a fourth time to join the Olympics. [...]