Doubles

Bridging the Generations

By Chris McClintick A few nights before the inaugural U.S. Century Doubles Championship in 2008, tournament founder Kit Tatum received a phone call from Palmer Page, the former US SQUASH CEO. Page was concerned that the tournament, requiring nothing more than the combined ages of each team being 100 years or greater, might become a health hazard. “You know Kit, […]

Pricey Heads Home

By Chris McClintick Photos by SDA Squash was the last thing on Paul Price’s mind the week after a five-game loss to Mudge & Gould in the final of the 2014 Putnam Pro-Am. He was more concerned with last-minute wedding details, for which he and his Canadian fiancée, Kyla, would soon be flying to Mexico. Such has been the […]

New Champions At 2013 U.S. Open Doubles

By Chris McClintick The second annual joint Squash Doubles Association (SDA) and Women’s Doubles Squash Association (WDSA) U.S. Open Squash Doubles Championships crescendoed with the first SDA semifinal as Matt Jenson & Preston Quick reached match ball in the fourth game. In a match full of extraordinary gets and shot making, the world No. 8 and 7 were on the verge […]

World’s First All-Glass Hardball Doubles Court a Hit with the Pros

By Kristi Maroc The world’s first all-glass hardball doubles court was officially given the nod of approval by the world’s top players during the first-ever professional event to be held on the court and simultaneously live streamed to fans watching from afar. The Elmaleh Classic invitational pro event was contested on the new court at […]

The 2013 U.S. National Junior Doubles

By James Zug Ninety players from around the U.S. and Canada took part in the 27th annual National Junior Doubles in April 2013 in girl’s, boy’s and mixed age divisions. First run by Wilmington Country Club’s pro John Righter starting in 1986, the NJD has been the pet product of current WCC pro Ed Chilton […]

Grainger and Scharf Take Mixed

After becoming the U.S. Women’s National Champion and then winning the women’s World Doubles Championship for the United States, Natalie Grainger has continued her monumental winning streak at the U.S. Mixed Doubles Championships, teaming up with partner Steve Scharff to take the Open division final. Grainger and Scharff began their title run with two 3-0 […]

U.S. Father & Son

By James Zug Thirty-five teams competed in the 2013 U.S. Father-Son Squash Championships in New York in April. This was the ninth annual event and it was as robust as it was when it started in 2005, with a half dozen teams from that inaugural year on hand again eight years later. As usual, matches […]

Canada Sweeps Lapham-Grant

An intrepid band of merry pranksters sailed by air to the Pacific Northwest to represent the United States in the Lapham Grant matches. Fifty-two American men and women arrived in Vancouver, BC, on April 25, 2013, hoping to defend the titles that the U.S had won in Atlanta in 2012, and avenge the one that […]

World Doubles: Nineteen Countries Compete for World Supremacy

By Kristi Maroc It was a victory for the USA in the women’s draw of the 2013 World Doubles Championships, with home heroines Amanda Sobhy and Natalie Grainger taking the title in the Turner Women’s Open division. Held in New York and brining together the world’s best hardball doubles players, the World Doubles Championships saw […]