by Ted Gross
Another US 'Nationals' is underway. If you go out on a limb and call it that.
The Men's 35's with FIVE players participating.
The Women's 35's with ZERO players.
The Women's 40's with ZERO players.
Presenting a national championship with barely any players is only detrimental to the sport, and US Squash should retire the event.
Clearly, few, if any college players are interested in competing after they graduate.
The game is not enjoyable enough.
The ball is too slow.
The scoring system is too dull.
Traveling and committing a weekend to it is a positively dreary prospect.
You can't blame the non-players. They got it right.