With the Pan Am games coming to Toronto from July 7th to July 26th and with squash running from July 11th to July 17th, we are excited to see the great level of squash that will be displayed from both men and women. With a top ten player on each category, there are clear favorites but it won’t be too easy for them as there are potential dark-horses that can come out on top. Here are the favorites for both the men and women as well as the other top contenders:
I was logged in to my Twitter account @controlthet yesterday when I received the following tweet from @usprosquash: "PST Responds to PSA Attack http://fb.me/zI4I53eC." I followed the link, read the initial statement from the PSA (Professional Squash Association) regarding their new participation policy and the response from the PST (Pro Squash Tour). I opened my email and received an email from SquashZag blogging on the subject and read his response as well. I then stepped back and thought about why the PSA would do this, are there parallels in other sports and whether they were justified or not.
A couple of months ago squash enthusiasts were debating the US Pro Squash Tour's 5-Let rule, now there are no Lets! Can this work? Perhaps, time will tell but let's first take a better a look at its intent.
In the last couple of days there has been a great deal of talk about this subject and with good reason. This is a pretty significant change. It is a fact that in squash interference will occur. You have two people in a very confined space trying to move to and from the same place, the 'T' to the ball. Some contact is inevitable. Traditionally when a player believed they were interfered with and thought the interference prevented them from playing an appropriate shot they would stop play and appeal for a Let. The referee would then have 3 choices, yes Let, no Let, or Stroke. There is a defined process for this but for the most part it is interrupted as follows: