Doubles: Team Dynamics

By Suzie Pierrepont Can you simply put two players together and expect a good outcome? Team dynamics are complicated. We select partners for various reasons—availability, ability and friendship—all of which are great ways to find a partner. But the success of that partnership depends on a lot more than simply finding the best player you […]

Doubles Shot: Women’s and Men’s Professional Doubles Season Preview

by James Zug The Women’s Squash Doubles Association, now entering its thirteenth season, is on an upward trajectory. Parity is the WSDA watchword. On the court, a different team captured each of the six WSDA events last season. Winners include college players like Kayley Leonard and Sabrina Sobhy, as well as forty-somethings like Natalie Grainger. […]

Squash Doubles Racquets

by Pierre Bastien Hardball doubles is a gem of a sport with an avid fan base throughout North America. It’s incredibly fun and full of interesting variations you don’t see in squash singles. The patterns of play are much different in doubles than they are in singles. For one thing, you have a teammate, who […]

Reverse It

The reverse corner is the foundational shot in hardball doubles. More points are ended with the reverse than any other short shot. Since it is a rarity in softball singles, many young players have trouble hitting it consistently. We asked a half dozen doubles legends to tell us how they approached hitting the reverse. Jamie […]

Double or Everything: National Doubles Crowns New and Repeat Champions

[Above: Georgina Stoker (hitting the ball) & Meredeth Quick (also in white) overcame Steph Hewitt (far left) and Victoria Simmonds in the finals.] by Chris McClintick The eighty-fourth National Doubles saw three out of four Open division champions augment title records, two doubles legends continue their mastery through the age groups and six new age […]

The Top: All-Time Unbroken Streak Ranked in the World Top Ten

Transitioning from Singles to Doubles

By Manek Mathur, SDA World No. 1 “Everything is different—you are playing a new sport.” This is the most common answer I give people who ask what the difference is between singles and doubles. Here are a few things that stand out for me when trying to pick up the game. Positioning During a rally, […]

Drills for Doubles: Get the Most Out of Your Game

By Aidan Harrison Most of the focus of teaching professionals is on the juniors but if you can build a vibrant adult doubles program at your club and make it fun, it builds an extra layer of community within the squash section. Doubles players are lifers. It’s a social game where members can get a […]

Double Down

by Amanda Sobhy Most of you know me as a professional singles player. However, what you may not know is that I love to play doubles. No, I’m not talking about doubles on a singles court. I am talking about good old-fashioned North American hardball doubles. I first learned the game when I was growing […]