STAMFORD, Conn. -- More than 250 squash players from across the country and beyond are hitting the courts this weekend at Chelsea Piers in Stamford for the U.S. Masters Squash Championships.
Play continues through Sunday at Chelsea Piers on Blachley Road. Spectators are welcome to attend for free, and souvenirs are for sale.
Officials from U.S. Squash set up the tournament for players ages 35 to 80-plus. An Open being played as part of the tournament includes some of the best U.S. players ages 19 to 30, including Natalie Grainger, the racquets director at Chelsea Piers and a current national champion.
Squash is a racket sport played in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The fast-paced game requires players to have the agility to hit the ball off any of the walls after one bounce. It's a jet-propelled version of tennis with smaller racquets and a ball ping-ponging in every direction -- even behind the players.