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No longer in disguise, female Pakistani keeps up squash

No longer in disguise,  female Pakistani keeps up squash

Pakistan's top female squash player used to have to pretend she was a boy. When Maria Toorpakai's secret was finally revealed she had to choose between the sport she loved and her family's safety. [...]

April 1, 2013 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, Women 0

Maria Toorpakai: The Pakistani squash star who had to pretend to be a boy

Maria Toorpakai: The Pakistani squash star who had to pretend to be a boy

Maria Toorpakai Wazir is a star squash player with a promising international career. Born in Waziristan, a highly conservative region of Pakistan, she had to disguise herself as a boy when she took up the sport - and later received ominous threats for playing in shorts. [...]

March 19, 2013 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, Women 0

Harvard holds off Trinity to win Howe Cup

Harvard holds off Trinity to win Howe Cup

Harvard University successfully defended the Howe Cup to win their fourteenth national team championship this weekend after a compelling 5-4 final win against Trinity College at the 2013 CSA Women’s Team Championships. [...]

February 18, 2013 Squash Media College, News, Women 0

Squash star takes on the Taliban: ‘Chosen one’ fights for a cause

Squash star takes on the Taliban: ‘Chosen one’ fights for a cause

The story of Pakistani squash player Maria Toor Pakay will be aired on HBO's Real Sports at 2200 ET on February 19, 2013. [...]

February 18, 2013 U.S. Squash International, News, Squash in the Media, Women 0

US Squash announces head coach for 2013 World Junior Women’s National Team

US Squash announces head coach for 2013 World Junior Women’s National Team

Scott Devoy has been named by US Squash as the head coach of the 2013 Junior Women’s National Team. The team will travel to Wroclaw, Poland in July to represent the United States at the World Junior Team Championships. For the past eight years, Devoy has been the head squash professional at Merion Cricket Club [...]

February 15, 2013 U.S. Squash Coaches and Pros, Juniors, News, Team USA, Women 0

Howe Cup up for grabs this weekend at the 2013 CSA Women’s Team Championships

Howe Cup up for grabs this weekend at the 2013 CSA Women’s Team Championships

Forty women’s college teams from around the country will participate in the 2013 College Squash Association (CSA) Women’s Team Championships in New Haven, Connecticut starting on Friday. [...]

February 14, 2013 Squash Media College, News, Women 0

I want my Oakley eyewear : A closer look at eyewear standards

I want my Oakley eyewear : A closer look at eyewear standards

For more than 30 years, from as early as 1981, at the urging of the Junior Committee which encouraged and then later required the wearing of protective eyewear during accredited (sanctioned) play, the priority of ensuring the safety of the participants has been part of US Squash policies. The Association later adopted the American Society [...]

February 13, 2013 Squash Media Coaches and Pros, College, Doubles, Hardball, Juniors, News, Organize, Women 2

Billie Jean King expresses support of equality in U.S. Open prize money

Billie Jean King expresses support of equality in U.S. Open prize money

Former world champion tennis star Billie Jean King has expressed her support for the announcement that the U.S. Open Squash Championships will provide equal prize money for men and women from this year’s event. [...]

February 13, 2013 U.S. Squash International, News, PSA/WSA, U.S. Open, Women 2

World first as US Squash leads the way in prize money parity

World first as US Squash leads the way in prize money parity

In a world first for squash, US Squash has announced that the prize purse for the 2013 Delaware Investments U.S. Open will provide equal prize money for both the women’s and men’s championships. [...]

February 8, 2013 U.S. Squash News, PSA/WSA, U.S. Open, Women 2

Greenwich hosts GLO Greenwich Open and Chilton North American Open Doubles

Greenwich hosts GLO Greenwich Open and Chilton North American Open Doubles

The 72nd edition of the Chilton North American Open Doubles Championships will kick off in Greenwich on Friday, and will be jointly run alongside the GLO Greenwich Open women’s professional squash tournament. [...]

January 24, 2013 Squash Media Doubles, International, News, Pro Doubles, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Physical Chess: Squash gladiator Nicol David stays one move ahead

Physical Chess: Squash gladiator Nicol David stays one move ahead

Standing tall in a sport once dubbed “boxing with rackets, ” Nicol David has a better analogy to define the particular rigors of squash. [...]

January 23, 2013 Squash Media News, Squash in the Media, Women 0

Second WSA Title for Blatchford after Liberty Bell win

Second WSA Title for Blatchford after Liberty Bell win

Olivia Blatchford won her second WSA World Tour title after fighting back from a two-game deficit to claim the WSA Tour 5 Liberty Bell Open in Philadelphia, USA. [...]

January 14, 2013 U.S. Squash News, PSA/WSA, Team USA, Women 0

Don’t lose sight of the dangers of no eyewear

Don’t lose sight of the dangers of no eyewear

US Squash is making a renewed push for the use of protective eyewear for all players, reminding participants of the serious dangers of significant injury when not wearing approved eyewear. [...]

January 7, 2013 U.S. Squash Coaches and Pros, College, Doubles, Hardball, Juniors, News, Organize, Urban, Women 1

Nicol David wins seventh World Open Title

Nicol David wins seventh World Open Title

Nicol David defeated Laura Massaro in straight games in the WSA Cayman Islands World Open 2012 to become World Champion for the seventh time. For the second successive year, the World Open was to be decided by a Malaysia versus England finale, this time featuring world No.3 Laura Massaro. David had dispatched last year’s finalist Jenny Duncalf in [...]

December 22, 2012 U.S. Squash International, News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

U.S. women compete in World Team Championships

U.S. women compete in World Team Championships

A record 26 nations took part in the 2012 Women’s World Team Championships, a biennial World Squash Federation event that was this year staged in France, for the first time in its 33-year history. [...]

November 17, 2012 U.S. Squash International, News, Team USA, Women 0

Women’s Squash Week

Women’s Squash Week

The first US Women’s Squash Week was a huge success with over 400 women of all ages and skill levels participating across 15 cities this past September. Social, round robins were held in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Connecticut, Denver, Houston, Minnesota, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland ME, San Francisco and Seattle. Washington DC’s event [...]

September 12, 2012 U.S. Squash News, Participate, Women 0

U.S. Team Trials set for Stamford, CT

U.S. Team Trials set for Stamford,  CT

The U.S. Women’s Team Trials will take place September 21st-23rd, 2012, in Stamford, CT. The trials are being held in order to select the final team member who will represent the United States at the 2012 World Women’s Team Championships, November 12th-17th in Nimes, France. The trials will take place at the newly launched Chelsea [...]

August 29, 2012 U.S. Squash News, Team USA, Women 0

2012 Women’s Squash Week set for September

2012 Women’s Squash Week set for September

Women’s Squash Week will take place September 8th-15th, 2012. With the goal of getting more woman involved and playing squash, events have been planned at clubs in Baltimore, Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C.  New York and Washington, D.C. have run Women’s squash nights and have seen a dramatic increase in [...]

June 7, 2012 U.S. Squash College, News, Organize, Participate, PSA/WSA, Women 0

WDSA Turner Cup recap: final-round masterpiece for Quick And Hewitt

WDSA Turner Cup recap: final-round masterpiece for Quick And Hewitt

by Rob Dinerman, for DailySquashReport.com Steph Hewitt, Narelle Krizek, Meredeth Quick, Suzie Pierrepont (Quick/Hewitt won 3-1 in this Turner Cup final) Dateline May 16th, 2012 – Trailing four points to three in a best-of-nine tiebreaker that had a match-defining feel to it even though it was only the first game, Meredeth Quick and Steph Hewitt [...]

May 16, 2012 U.S. Squash Doubles, Pro Doubles, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Skill Level Champions crowned in Baltimore

Skill Level Champions crowned in Baltimore

John Musto of  New York defeated hometown hopeful Patrick Bedore, 4-11, 11-1, 11-7, 11-7, to win the 6.0 Division at the 2012 US Squash Skill Level Championships in Baltimore, MD.  Champions were crowned in ten draws as the top skill level players in the country competed at the Meadow Mill Athletic Club. Musto, the second seeded club [...]

March 26, 2012 U.S. Squash News, Women 0