Squash /  Full series - Women playing men with Laura Massaro

  • AB

    Anton Briggs, 04:20, Friday 24th January 2020

    I like this video. It's made me think quite a bit, especially after reading some of the comments. My take is this: Squash is one of the few sports I know where women routinely compete with men on the amateur level. In general, I've noticed that the arena of sports has not caught up with other areas in society where equality among the sexes is well defined and agreed upon (and demanded). Part of this is practicality. I think this video is handling that element well. As a squash-playing father of a daughter who has developed from a child to a young adult who now plays better than 90% of the adult males at any club where we have played, I appreciate Laura's take on the experience. It's tough for young women to compete against men who have various reactions to playing with them in competitive and non-competitive scenarios. As Laura mentions, some men think it's beneath them and others get a little aggressively bothered by the thought of losing to a woman. Regardless, being a good player is what counts. Part of what I love about squash is the community of fellow squash players who embrace the inherent equality of the sport and want to contribute to the development of other players regardless of their sex.
    As for the repetition, I agree. However, sometimes we need to hear something several times for it to stick :)

  • RM

    Ryan Munroe, 02:01, Wednesday 28th November 2018

    Should be edited, a bit repetitive.

  • KV

    khat vaiya, 18:28, Tuesday 18th September 2018

    Actually, now that I've watched to the end, I take back my last comment. It should be deleted not because it lacked substance (it did) but because it's incredibly condescending. Unbelievable.

  • KV

    khat vaiya, 18:25, Tuesday 18th September 2018

    wow. 5 mins in... and nothing of substance. this video should be deleted.

  • MK

    Matthew Knights, 15:11, Saturday 21st July 2018

    Hi can't play any of the videos?

  • RB

    richard Brabant, 04:27, Wednesday 18th July 2018

    esomething is wrong
    it is always the same video !!!!!