All posts by Hamilton Williams

A+ Cup on May 4-5, 2017

  Please join South Eastern Squash Racquets Association in promoting the efforts of Telvin Debnam and the Board and Volunteers of A+ Squash for their Second A+ Cup. This event will be held at the Piedmont Driving Club the weekend of May 4-6, 2017. This event is a "must attend" for anyone interested in advancing the grassroots of squash and spreading its message to encourage and engage Atlanta's youth. A+ needs you to show your support. Please visit the A+ website here to learn more about A+ and see below for more information about the tournament. Sign up … Continue Reading ››

2017 PDC Invitational

The 15th Piedmont Driving Club Singles and Doubles Squash Invitational Tournament was held on March 16 and 17th, 2017. The tournament was well organized and ran very smoothly, thanks to the efforts of the PDC staff and their Head Squash Pro, Ahmed Hamza. Play comprised both singles and doubles, a treat for many competitors, as the Driving Club hosts the only doubles courts in the state of Georgia and region. Double players ranged from novices to those who have travelled the pro circuit honing their skills. As seems to be the case in … Continue Reading ››

My First Hardball Doubles Experience

by Alex Rankin In this most recent 2017 Piedmont Driving Club (PDC) squash tournament, my friend Erik and I decided to take part in the hardball doubles draw. Although I have been playing squash for six years, I have never played a hardball doubles match, and Erik hasn’t either. To have some experience before the tournament, we decided to have a hardball doubles squash lesson with Ahmed Hamza, the PDC pro. Even in an one-hour lesson, Ahmed was able to prepare us well for the tournament. He taught us a simple, yet effective game-plan, which was to get the … Continue Reading ››

Andre Maur, Head Pro at Lifetime Fitness

Andre Maur, Head Squash Coach at Lifetime Fitness, is a 7 Time National Irish Champion, 3 Time US National Champion, US Open Champion 2010, 2006 US Team Copa Captain, Irish International, and US Open Champion, Professional Coach, Promoter and Author. Andre is one of the most highly educated and recognized squash players in the US. Andre has been ranked in the top 70 in the world and top 5 in Germany. He has also managed, coached and played for Ireland, as well as one of the top clubs in Germany. Andre’s qualifications include part … Continue Reading ››

Ahmed Hamza: Head Pro at Piedmont Driving Club

Ahmed was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. Few people know that Ahmed is actually an accountant, having earned his accounting degree from the University of Alexandria and is a Sun Microsystems Certified Programmer.

Ahmed started playing squash in high school and fell in love with the sport. He has been playing for 25 years and teaching for over 15 years. He loves to work with all levels, from complete beginners to assisting pros reach the next level.

He is certified as a Head Squash Professional Level 3 Coach in the US – the highest coaching level. … Continue Reading ››

National District Three Player Team Championships

From Peter Heffernan:
"I am writing to ask your support for a new event, proposed by David Keating, which is a national district three player team event. The goal is to create a similar event to Howe Cup, but with a smaller number of players on a team. We will offer 6 divisions of play 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and Open. We would like to have entries from across the country and why you are receiving this message from me today. Please see the link here to the tournament page. As we have two doubles courts, we are planning to … Continue Reading ››

A Junior’s Perspectives on the Millman Lob

Dear SESRA Members:

Please find below an excellent writeup by Mr. Erik Wang of the Westminster Squash Team. Erik is a talented squash player, who, earlier than most, saw his share of lob serves, on court with Trey Paris and then witnessing the skill and deception of one of the great masters of squash, Mr. Richard Millman. Read his exciting and insightful perspective on the Southeastern Regional Skill Level Championships.

by Erik Wang, Westminster 8th grader and member of Westminster Varsity Squash Team

February 20, 2017

This past weekend, I participated in the annual 2017 Muffley & Associates … Continue Reading ››