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.

 

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

It’s three in a row for Sobhy in D.C.

It’s three in a row for Sobhy in D.C.

Amanda Sobhy became the first player this year to win three WSA titles in a row when she secured the Squash Revolution National Capital Open this weekend in Washington D.C. [...]

August 19, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

Sobhy powers her way to eighth career title

Sobhy powers her way to eighth career title

She is still just 20 years old but USA's squash superstar Amanda Sobhy has won her eighth career title at the Hampton Squash Week and second title in a row following her success at the Buler Challenge Cup last month. [...]

August 12, 2013 Squash Media News, PSA/WSA, Women 0

US women to play off for national team 3/4 positions

US women to play off for national team 3/4 positions

The three and four positions on the United States Women's National Team, which is slated to compete at the 2013 Pan American Federation Cup in Argentina this September, will be determined in a four person round robin playoff Wednesday July 31 - Friday August 2, at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, CT. [...]

August 2, 2013 Squash Media News, Team USA, Women 0

U.S. victory in World Doubles women’s final

U.S. victory in World Doubles women’s final

The women’s final of the 2013 World Doubles Championships has been taken out by the American partnership of Natalie Grainger and Amanda Sobhy. The pair, who just weeks ago played against each other for the individual title of 2013 U.S. National Champion in the 2013 U.S. National Championships women’s final, were this time competing as [...]

April 15, 2013 Squash Media Doubles, International, News, Pro Doubles, Women 1

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