This week in Squash Sept 21-27

Content courtesy of US Squash

Women’s Squash Week 2018 is officially underway as thousands of women take to the squash courts across the United States and around the globe, September 22-30.

It’s not too late to participate and organize for local events in your area. The 2018 festivities will celebrate five themes central to what makes women’s squash a healthy and positive experience: Empowering, Fun, Social, Inclusive, and Lifelong. Visit the Women’s Squash Week page to learn how to get involved in the fun across the country.

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Mixed Fortunes For American Hopes As NetSuite Open Gets Underway
from PSA Media

photo PSA

Content courtesy of Squash Site  
There were mixed fortunes for America’s two top ranked female squash players Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Blatchford in the first round of the 2018 Oracle NetSuite Open as the PSA World Tour event got underway today in San Francisco.

Sobhy, the highest ranked American-born female player of all-time, was in scintillating form as she romped to a straight-games victory over Australia’s former World No.1 Rachael Grinham.

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Kicking Off The Pro Doubles Season Amidst A Transformed Competitive Landscape

by Rob Dinerman

Content courtesy of the Daily Squash Report

Dateline September 26, 2018 —- Of all the venues that have established themselves on the North American professional doubles tour during the past nearly two decades of its existence, the Maryland Club Open (MCO), which began in 2003 and is now entering its 14th edition (there were hiatuses in 2009 in deference to Baltimore hosting the U. S. National Doubles that season and in 2017 due to an extensive club renovation) has delivered by far the most significant innovations, memorable results and player-friendly services. The confluence of its early-autumn positioning on the SDA calendar, extraordinary facilities (now even more so with the introduction of a third doubles court), enthusiastic membership participation and support, and the dedication and business acumen of Director of Squash Andrew Cordova, has made the Maryland Club one of the most popular tour stops of the entire season and a deserving three-time recipient of the SDA’s Event Of The Year Award to the site “that has made a significant contribution to the tour and its players.”

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