Doubles

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 […]

Hewitt Approaches Mateer’s Title Record; Evergreen Garno Matches Hahn’s Record

Above: (l-r) Ed Garno, the oldest man to ever win the men’s open draw at the National Doubles, cracked a cross-court while Steve Scharff, Alex Stait, and Zac Alexander watched in the finals of the men’s open draw. by James Zug The 2018 National Doubles came back to the game’s birthplace in Philadelphia in March.  […]

Doubles: Let the Ball Go

By Suzie Pierrepont I hated squash doubles when I first tried it. I hated the way the ball came off my racquet with no control and the way the ball bounced at the back of the court. I hated how my backhand volley drop would land five feet above the tin or hit the floor, […]

Squash Doubles Practice With Two or Three Players

By Graham Bassett, Victor Elmaleh US Squash Director of Doubles and Professional Squash While nothing beats a full game of four-person doubles, some of the best and most fun practice can be achieved with fewer players. Two Players Perhaps you and your partner are just too good and everybody is scared of you. No problem. […]

Solo Squash Doubles Practice

By Graham Bassett, US Squash Victor Elmaleh Director of Doubles Squash provides the unique experience of being able to achieve meaning practice on court by yourself. Can you imagine trying to practice water polo by yourself? You’d hop in the pool, tread water for a while and throw the ball to the other end of […]

National Doubles Goes a Mile High

by James Zug The eighty-second Monticello Associations U.S. Squash Doubles Championships had a distinctly Rocky Mountain flavor. One hundred and twenty-three teams came to Denver this past March, making it the largest National Doubles ever held west of the Mississippi. The Denver Athletic Club, with its two courts, was the center of the weekend, with […]

Breaking Through the Levels: Hardball Doubles

by Preston Quick In this month’s issue, former World Champion Preston Quick describes the unique lingo and skills it takes to excel at every level of squash doubles. C Players at the C level will benefit greatly from a focus on the fundamentals; cross courts should hit the side wall more often, use the height […]

The Gould Standard: Ben Gould Retires

by Chris McClintick They almost withdrew. It was the title they wanted most and the last to elude them on the SDA tour. As the 2015 Briggs Cup was starting, Damien Mudge was nursing a debilitating pinched nerve in his right foot. He was far from 100%. Ben Gould’s parents, Joe and Joy, traveled from […]

National Doubles Finds a New Home in Philadelphia

By Chris McClintick Eighty-two years ago, the second U.S. Squash Doubles Championships were hosted on the court that invented the game at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. Philadelphia has long been the American beacon of squash doubles, and today boasts the most north American hardball courts in the U.S., only second to Toronto in the […]