Man Peter Yik can play squash. He’s pretty short, at least compared to me, and I have this distinct memory of how he used to leap into the air and smash the shit out of the ball, somehow, while still floating in mid-air. How does he do that?
He always had his headband tied in a thick stripe around his head, but his hair always overflowed it, so when he jumped around the court, his hair would bounce. I guess the only way to describe it is that Peter has squash style. In a time when most junior squash players pretty much looked and played exactly the same, Peter stood out in so many ways.
Anyway he was inducted into the college squash hall of fame, and rightly so. Here’s a speech by Bob Callahan for his induction ceremony:
And here’s a video of him battling it out with Tim Wyant in 2001: