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Learning to Fall

“Start paddling!” the guy calls out from behind me. I rotate my arms as fast as I can, digging into the water as I feel it start to lift and push me forward. “Now get up!” he shouts, so I … Continue reading

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Fathers and Daughters, Mothers and Sons

Got a sporty dad in your life? Want to be one? This one’s for him….and you….and moms as well. This was published in Squash Magazine a few months back, but it feels especially appropriate for Father’s Day. If this doesn’t … Continue reading

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I am an Am, Sam I am: Amateur Adventures at the WDSA Turner Cup

I admit it. I wasn’t psyched to play squash this past weekend. The weather in NYC over Mother’s Day was perfect. Sunny. High 70s. Sundresses and sandals were everywhere. Not to mention tourist shorts and sneakers in mid-town, close to … Continue reading

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Could a Fashion Model Play Squash? Get Real.

Looking at the photo I took of my squash team the other night, I’m struck how healthy and in-shape everyone appears. Dare I say beautiful. Certainly happy. Our ages span thirty years, but it’s not immediately apparent into what decade … Continue reading

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wine, women, and (a final) song

(with photos!) The wine was flowing, the people were clapping, the racquets were flying . . . It appeared to be a typical NYSquash League Women’s 4.0 match. Only it wasn’t so typical on this night; it was the division … Continue reading

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Get Out While You Can!

New Yorkers: Do not play squash today. You can do that tomorrow or the next or the next. Today is too nice. Go outside. Take a walk. Take a run. Throw the frisbee. A ball. A jacket over your shoulder. … Continue reading

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Run like a chicken, and other squash-related resolutions for the new year*

*A similar article of mine appears in Squash Magazine this month. I  promised to post it to my blog as well. Happy new-ish year. ————- I hate going to the gym right after new year’s. The spinning bike that the … Continue reading

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No Slouching for El Sherbini at the Tournament of Champions

Sometime in the middle of the men’s ToC quarterfinal between Gregory Gaultier and Amr Shabana, I notice her, a lanky dark-haired teenager slouched down in her folding chair as she fiddles with her iPod. She’s barely watching the amazing squash … Continue reading

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Two More ToC Tips from the Women

Just when I thought I was starting to burn out on squash for the week, I ran into a friend and squash mate in my work neighborhood this morning (miles from Grand Central). Loved your article, she said, shaking her … Continue reading

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Curly Hair Makes You a Better Squash Player – and other things learned at the ToC

Thursday morning I woke up to the news that Trinity lost to Yale. Friday I woke up with a pain in my forehead as if a squash ball had pounded it all night, thanks to overdoing it at Tournament of … Continue reading

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