US SQUASH

women-squashIncreasing the participation of WOMEN in squash is a priority for US SQUASH.  Junior, individual and team programs are strong across the United States and in addition to increasing participation at national events, a regional network of women’s committee members has been developed.

 

Favorite David Moves Into British Open Quarters

Favorite David Moves Into British Open Quarters

Malaysia’s top seed Nicol David moved a step closer towards a seventh final appearance in eight years when she beat rising England star Sarah-Jane Perry in straight games. [...]

May 16, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Massaro & Kippax Set Up English British Open Quarterfinal

Massaro & Kippax Set Up English British Open Quarterfinal

Home interest in the women’s semifinals of the Allam British Open is already assured after defending champion Laura Massaro and unseeded Sarah Kippax came through contrasting second round matches. [...]

May 15, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

WDSA Turner Cup Streaming Live

WDSA Turner Cup Streaming Live

The $30,000 Women's Doubles Squash Association (WDSA) Turner Cup is streaming live from the Westchester Country Club in Westchester, New York, with the first round of play set to begin at 4:00pm EST Thursday. [...]

May 15, 2014 Squash Media Doubles, News, Pro Doubles, Women 0

Britons Lead the Way on Opening Day of Women’s British Open Upsets

Britons Lead the Way on Opening Day of Women’s British Open Upsets

Britons led a widespread cull of seeds on the opening day of main draw action in the Women's Allam British Open, the WSA World Series Platinum event at the University of Hull. [...]

May 14, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

American Quartet Seeded for Inaugural WSA Richmond Open

American Quartet Seeded for Inaugural WSA Richmond Open

U.S. Champion Sabrina Sobhy, Latasha Khan, Kristen Lange, and Cecelia Cortes are seeded and set for first-round action in the inaugural WSA Richmond Open Wednesday afternoon. [...]

April 15, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Laura Massaro Wins Women’s World Championship Title

Laura Massaro Wins Women’s World Championship Title

World number two Laura Massaro fought off a courageous attack by teenage Egyptian giant-killer Nour El Sherbini to become the first Englishwoman to win the world title for fifteen years. [...]

March 23, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

WSA Marks Thirtieth Anniversary

WSA Marks Thirtieth Anniversary

The Women's Squash Association (WSA) is marking the thirtieth anniversary of its formation this week with celebrations at the British Open in May and the U.S. Open later in the year. [...]

February 26, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Top WSA Players Travel to Ohio for the Eighth Cleveland Classic

Top WSA Players Travel to Ohio for the Eighth Cleveland Classic

The fourth edition of the Cleveland Classic begins today at the Cleveland Racquet Club in Pepper Pike, Ohio. The main draw of this WSA Gold 50 event includes some of the world’s top players. [...]

January 30, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

El Torky Wins Sixth Career WSA Title at the Liberty Bell Open 2014

El Torky Wins Sixth Career WSA Title at the Liberty Bell Open 2014

Heba El Torky gained her sixth career WSA title at Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, becoming the first Egyptian to win the Liberty Bell Open in the tournament's tenth year. [...]

January 13, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Top Seeds Sabrina Sobhy and Heba El Torky to Contest Liberty Bell Open Final

Top Seeds Sabrina Sobhy and Heba El Torky to Contest Liberty Bell Open Final

Sabrina Sobhy continued her momentum through Saturday’s quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Liberty Bell Open 2014 securing a place in Sunday’s final as she seeks her second career WSA title. The seventeen-year-old American first topped Mexican eight seed and world No. 96 Diana Garcia in a quick quarterfinal, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7. Sobhy next faced [...]

January 12, 2014 Squash Media News, Officiating, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Sobhy Continues Quest for Second WSA Title

Sobhy Continues Quest for Second WSA Title

All eight seeds survived the first round of action of the Liberty Bell Open 2014. Of four Americans in the main draw, two seed Sabrina Sobhy and seven seed Cecelia Cortes advanced to the quarterfinal round. American local player Kelsey Engman was dispatched by top seed and Egyptian world No. 39 Heba El Torky in [...]

January 11, 2014 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Sobhy Through to Final in Phoenix

Sobhy Through to Final in Phoenix

The semifinal of the 2013 Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Tournament concluded yesterday as American Sabrina Sobhy and Pakistan’s Maria Toorpakai Wazir advanced to the final. [...]

November 24, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Lange Upsets Top Seed in Phoenix

Lange Upsets Top Seed in Phoenix

The quarterfinals of the 2013 Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Tournament concluded yesterday evening with big wins from Americans Kristen Lange and Sabrina Sobhy. [...]

November 23, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Americans Advance as First Round of 2013 Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Tournament Comes to an End

Americans Advance as First Round of 2013 Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Tournament Comes to an End

The first round of the 2013 Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Tournament concluded yesterday in Phoenix, Arizona, with two of three Americans advancing to the quarterfinals. Americans Sabrina Sobhy and Kristen Lange both won their matches in four games. Sixteen-year-old Sobhy started slowly and dropped her first game to New Zealand’s Larissa Stephenson, 8-11. However, she [...]

November 22, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Annual Holiday Racquet Sports Tournament Introduces WSA Event

Mercedes Benz of Scottsdale Annual Holiday Racquet Sports Tournament Introduces WSA Event

The 2013 Mercedes of Scottsdale Tournament kicks off today at the Camelback Village Racquet & Health Club in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of the larger Phoenix Motor Company Annual Holiday Racquet Sports Tournament. [...]

November 21, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

WSA in Historic WDSA Link in LA

WSA in Historic WDSA Link in LA

The Women's Squash Association (WSA) will be celebrating a historic first in Los Angeles this week when the Women's L.A. Open will feature both a WSA World Tour $10,000 singles championship and a Women's Doubles Squash Association (WDSA) $10,000 event under one roof. [...]

November 11, 2013 Squash Media Doubles, News, Pro Doubles, PSA/WSA, Women 0

It’s Gold for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in 2014

It’s Gold for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in 2014

2014 will see another step forward for the WSA as the Women’s event at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions moves up from a Silver $25k to a Gold $50k. [...]

October 29, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Laura Massaro: Because We’re Worth It!

Laura Massaro: Because We’re Worth It!

If becoming the US Open champion wasn’t motivation enough to produce my best squash in Philadelphia on Saturday, then the events of the previous few days certainly ensured I gave it everything on the court against world No.1 Nicol David. [...]

October 23, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media, Women 0

Four New Howe Cup Champions Crowned as 80th U.S. Women’s Howe Cup Team Championships Concludes

Four New Howe Cup Champions Crowned as 80th U.S. Women’s Howe Cup Team Championships Concludes

This weekend concluded the 80th annual U.S. Women’s Howe Cup Team Championships with thirty-six teams of women competing for the Howe Cup trophy in divisions A, B, C and D. [...]

October 22, 2013 Squash Media News, Women 0

James Willstrop: Fight for Equality Still Raging a Hundred Years After Derby Death

James Willstrop: Fight for Equality Still Raging a Hundred Years After Derby Death

One hundred years ago, Emily Davison ran on to Epsom racecourse during the Derby horse race, and was killed by the King’s horse. [...]

October 22, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Squash in the Media, U.S. Open, Women 0

80th U.S. Women’s Howe Cup Team Championships to Begin Friday

80th U.S. Women’s Howe Cup Team Championships to Begin Friday

The 2013 U.S. Women’s Howe Cup Team Championships kicks off at 8 am tomorrow, October 18. Thirty-six teams of women from eight states and Canada traveled to compete across divisions A, B, C and D in this event hosted at the Fairmount Athletic Club in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. This year’s tournament marks the eightieth [...]

October 18, 2013 Squash Media News, Women 0

Laura Massaro: In a New York State of Mind…

Laura Massaro: In a New York State of Mind…

I’m writing this column on the flight to play two events in the States. Firstly I am competing in the Carol Weymuller Open in Brooklyn, New York. [...]

October 3, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Carol Weymuller Open marks 40th year

Carol Weymuller Open marks 40th year

The world’s top women squash players head for New York this week to celebrate the 40th staging of the Carol Weymuller Open, one of the longest-established events on the Women’s Squash Association World Tour. Hosted at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn, the WSA Gold 50 event has attracted seven of the world’s top 10 players, [...]

October 1, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Second Annual Women’s Squash Week a Success

Second Annual Women’s Squash Week a Success

This fall saw another successful Women’s Squash Week, held from September 20-29. In only its second year, the promotion experienced almost one hundred percent increase in participation from last year. Clubs in twenty-six cities across America and Canada hosted free events to promote squash among women of all ages and skill levels. WSW activities ranged [...]

September 30, 2013 Squash Media News, Women 0

Historic commitment to elite athlete development reinforced with updated logo and brand

Historic commitment to elite athlete development reinforced with updated logo and brand

Reinforcing its connection to the U.S. Olympic Committee and US Squash’s emphasis on national teams, the Association has rolled out a new logo and started the process of rebranding. [...]

September 5, 2013 Squash Media Coaches and Pros, College, Doubles, Hall of Fame, Hardball, Juniors, News, Olympic Bid, Organize, Team USA, U.S. Open, Urban, Women 0