For the first time in PSA World Tour history, three Americans are ranked in world’s top twenty as Sabrina Sobhy, now world No. 20, joins her older sister and world No. 7, Amanda, and world No. 13 Olivia Blatchford Clyne in the first rankings run of 2021. The achievement follows strong results by the trio during the resumption of a limited number of professional tournaments this winter. While Amanda Sobhy and Blatchford Clyne have solidified their top twenty rankings in recent years, Sabrina Sobhy’s rise has accelerated over the course of 2020, her first full calendar year as a full-time professional. “The women are leading the way for US Squash," said Paul Assaiante, Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach.
US Squash will host monthly virtual information sessions on the Community Initiative and the momentum building around community squash nationally. All members of the squash community interested in learning more about these programs, including how facilities can become a part of the Community Affiliate Network, are welcome to join the virtual meeting. Calls will be held the third Friday of every month at noon EST – beginning Friday, January 15.
US Squash has announced the eligibility criteria for the 2020-2021 Scholar Athlete Award. The US Squash Scholar Athlete program recognizes the hard work and commitment necessary for junior players to maintain excellence both on the court and in the classroom. This award celebrates those who embody the values that are central to being a student-athlete. Applications open June 1, 2021.

Dave Talbott, Yale's Director of Squash, has announced his retirement after a thirty-eight-year career with the Bulldogs. Associate head coach Lynn Leong has been named interim head coach effective February 1. Talbott led Yale to six National Championships, helping the men to national titles in 1989, 1990 and 2016, and the women to national titles in 2005, 2006 and 2011.
With Dave Talbott's retirement, revisit the oral history of the 1990 men's college national championship final between Yale and Harvard. Talbott's side would go on to win their second consecutive final in a match that signified the end of the hardball era in college squash.

The most successful coach in college squash history, Paul Assaiante - who also serves as the Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach - talks with OTG about ownership, recruiting, parenting and the fear of failure.

A successful candidate for the Software Engineer role will work on the Club Locker suite of software. Interested individuals should be able to quickly create elegant code, work with a team, run with minimal direction, and have an eye for design.

Practice your officiating skills with the #CallOfTheWeek series. Watch the clip and vote for your call on Twitter or on the Call of the Week page. The correct decision will be released tomorrow! 

Views From the Arlen Specter US Squash Center
Construction at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center continues to round into shape. Visible in this image are the southern block of singles courts, one all-glass exhibition court and one of the blue-walled doubles courts. The Specter Center will feature 20 courts in total - 18 singles courts including two glass courts, and the world's first two blue-walled doubles courts.