Yes, you read that title right – I went to squash nationals this weekend, and there was not a single vegetables involved, curious? read more!
As most of you know I have a younger brother, Kevin, and I am incredibly proud of him. He is 18 months younger than me and I think the world of my little brother even though he is now much taller than me! This weekend I was able to travel up to Connecticut to watch him play in collegiate squash nationals 2013 Men’s College Squash Association National Team Championship
I grew up with sport but I understand many people have never heard of it- well, its closest mainstream comparison is tennis, but with a smaller, oval shaped racquet. However, this really does not do it justice so I am going to commit the cardinal sin and quote from Wikipedia, ” Squash is a high-speed racquet sport played by two players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. For its fast pace and requirement of mental agility, it has been described as “jet-propelled chess”.”
I think jet propelled chess is a bit much but I was very impressed with all of the athleticism I witnessed. My brother played fifth seed, of ten, and these are from the semi-final match against Colby College.