James Zug,George Plimpton's Squash: A History of the Game PDF

By James Zug,George Plimpton

ISBN-10: 0743229908

ISBN-13: 9780743229906

the 1st entire heritage of squash within the usa, Squash accommodates each element of this more and more well known activity: men's and women's play, juniors and intercollegiates, singles and doubles, hardball and softball, amateurs and pros.
Invented via English schoolboys within the 1850s, squash first got here to the us in 1884 while St. Paul's institution in New Hampshire equipped 4 open-air courts. the sport took carry in Philadelphia, the place avid gamers based the U.S. Squash Racquets organization in 1904, and have become one of many basic hobbies of the nation's elite. Squash introduced a U.S. Open in 1954, yet its current growth begun within the Seventies while advertisement squash golf equipment took the game public. within the Eighties a professional travel sprung as much as provide tournaments on moveable glass courts in dramatic locales similar to the wintry weather backyard on the international exchange heart.
James Zug, with entry to non-public documents and interviews with hundreds and hundreds of avid gamers, describes the riveting moments and sweeping old tendencies that experience formed the sport. He makes a speciality of the biographies of mythical squash personalities: Eleo Sears, the Boston Brahmin who swam within the chilly Atlantic sooner than fits; Hashim Khan, the impish founding father of the Khan dynasty; Victor Niederhoffer, the son of a Brooklyn cop; and Mark Talbott, a thankful useless groupie who traveled the professional circuit dozing at the back of his pickup. A gripping cultural heritage, Squash is the e-book for which all aficionados of this fast moving, fascinating online game were waiting.

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