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 […]

Century Doubles

The 2013 U.S. Century Doubles Squash Championships were held February 22-24, 2013 in New York City with Eben Hardie and William Villari winning the Century Open division. As the name suggests, the tournament requires the combined age of each team’s players to equal 100 years or more. 128 amateur doubles players ages 21 to 85 […]

Tompkins Tames the Upset Beast

By James Zug Back in 1907 young Fred Tompkins invented a game. He called it squash doubles. He used the fastest balls he could find and an unused space that happened to be 45 by 25 feet. He was a full-time squash, tennis and racquets pro at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, so he didn’t […]

Harrity Makes it a Triple

By James Zug Preston Quick directed the 28th annual Butcher/Ball/Ketcham National Intercollegiate Squash Doubles Championships in Philadelphia during the U.S. Open’s first weekend in October. The Racquet Club of Philadelphia again hosted, with Germantown Cricket Club providing two more courts. This enabled the Intercollegiates to offer a consolation for the first time, thus ensuring that […]