TESTIMONIALS

“Rob Dinerman has been fantastic from start to finish, researching extensively the voluminous historical record --- written and oral --- of Princeton tennis, and crafting, and crafting an engaging narrative of teams, players and coaches over the span of two centuries. I have greatly enjoyed collaborating with Rob on our book project, and I know that I am speaking for hundreds of Princeton tennis alums and my fellow Princeton coaches in expressing our appreciation of his thoughtful and colorful renderings of their experiences and insights.”

--David Benjamin, long-time Director of Racquet Sports at Princeton University and Executive Director of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association


"I have known Rob for at least 30 years and have known of him for even longer.  Rob was a standout squash professional but his greatest contribution to the sport has been his ability to document various aspects of the game through his magical writings. Rob will go down in squash history as one of our great contributors.” 

--Paul Assaiante, Head Coach of Trinity College’s 17-time national champion men’s squash team


"Dinerman's insightful chronicle and commentary brought  back many memories from my own prep-school experience. This is a must-read for anyone interested in getting a better understanding of  prep-school life in our era, as well as today."

--Bob Fisher, former Chair and CEO of GAP Inc., commenting on Chasing The Lion


Rob Dinerman has been devoted to playing and writing about squash for nearly 50 years. His writings on private school and college squash are unique, inspirational and informative. I can attest to his thoroughness and work ethic. Rob and I talked every day for nine months until we completed the book on Brunswick squash. In fact, we often talked four or five times per day to make sure the facts were accurate.

Rob is a brilliant squash historian. The integrity of Rob’s work is illuminated on every page of the History of Brunswick Squash. Whenever I was in doubt about the choice of a word or the structure of a sentence or the placement of a picture, I would turn to Rob for edification. Working with Rob can be summed up in two words: “He cares.” With patience, good humor, humility and honesty, Rob did extensive research to write a narrative that is accurate and exciting to read.

--Jim Stephens, 2014 U. S. Squash nominee for USOC National Coach of the Year and Head Coach of the Brunswick School team that won the U. S. National High School Championship a record five times 


"It is hard to find the right words to comment on this book, but I will try with one -- WOW! You have a way with words that brought me back to those moments from 7,8 years ago, as if they were happening this very second. As I read, I find myself wishing that I could be 18 years old again and playing those Ivy league matches. The excitement and potential of my first year on the team - 2012-2013 - is really captured in your words. I forgot about how exciting it was for Siow to clinch that match against Brown, and of course, the devastation from the final loss to Columbia.  If only we could have won that match, with Harvard losing to Dartmouth, it would have been so sweet to have shared the Ivy title. Rob, this is such an incredible book, and I am so grateful to you for the time, effort, blood, sweat and tears you poured into it. I am so happy for you and the Princeton tennis family!"

--Jonathan Carcione, 2017 winner of the George Myers Church Trophy as the player who 'has done the most to advance the interests of tennis at Princeton' and the David A Benjamin Academic and Athletic Achievement Award


"It was a pleasure working with Rob to produce A History of Princeton Squash. It was a challenging assignment, involving a century of historical research, along with hundreds of interviews with players and coaches and opponents. The result was a factually precise, entertaining story of the efforts and achievements of the individuals involved, as well as the evolution of the team and the sport. I can't say enough about Rob's talents as a sports writer. He is thorough, meticulous, and driven to get the facts and figures right. In addition, he is a pleasure to work with - driven, efficient, collaborative, meeting his deadlines - a true partner in the project management of producing a book."

--Wistar Wood, co-president of Friends of Princeton Squash


"Hi Rob- I am down in Florida with my dad and yesterday he gave me the best Christmas gift I ever could have asked for- A History of Princeton Squash!

"I am absolutely loving it (neither of us can put it down!) and simply astounded at the level of care and detail you put into it. I can't think of anyone else who would be better fit to the task of writing such a fascinating tome, and I'm so grateful that you took such a monumental task upon yourself, because without you, I don't think anyone would have done it or at least done nearly as thorough a job as you did.

"I mostly am writing to say not only 'job well done' but also thank you from the bottom of my heart for capturing so many important memories so beautifully and doing so much research to educate me of all the details of the many classes prior to my time.

"This book will sit on my coffee table for many years to come!"

--Clay Blackiston, Member of Princeton’s National-Championship 2012 Squash Team