Doubles Squash Profiled

A lengthy feature on doubles squash in today’s Globe and Mail. It’s such a great sport.

The match discussed here was at our club’s finals night. For Toronto readers, in the print edition of the paper, they had a wide-angle photo of the spectators in the gallery – I’m just at the edge of the picture.


  1. Geoff Sherrington
    Posted May 30, 2009 at 10:30 PM | Permalink

    Just to show we do hang on every word,

    The monks played with their hands; a racquet was added a hundred years later by the Dutch, who had previously given the world the hockey stick.

    Did you gain success of your own again, Steve?

  2. anon
    Posted May 31, 2009 at 3:10 AM | Permalink

    There was once an article in some English magazine where they tested the aerobic fitness of a bunch of athletes, a boxer, a squash player, some others, forget the exact details. This was what the Globe article calls softball squash, the English sort with a long handled racket and the slow ball. The squash player was top on the tests by a long way.

  3. Chris Schoneveld
    Posted May 31, 2009 at 3:32 PM | Permalink

    If you ever happen to be in our part of the world (SW France, Pyrenees) I’ll give you a game that you won’t forget. (to be beaten by a 61 year old)

  4. Posted May 31, 2009 at 5:06 PM | Permalink

    The monks had it right from the beginning — handball is the real man’s game.

  5. John A
    Posted Jun 1, 2009 at 3:28 AM | Permalink

    If you go to the link above, click photos and go to number 6, you’ll see in the background near the top centre, an out-of-focus but recognizable Steve McIntyre.

    I’m pretty sure I can identify Steve’s bald spot in photo 3.

    It’s quite like “Where’s Wally?”

    • Dave Dardinger
      Posted Jun 1, 2009 at 7:28 AM | Permalink

      Re: John A (#5),

      It’s quite like “Where’s Wally?”

      Or “Spot the Hockeystick.”

  6. John A
    Posted Jun 1, 2009 at 3:36 AM | Permalink
    • James Smyth
      Posted Jun 1, 2009 at 1:25 PM | Permalink

      Re: John A (#6), did you intentionally add the orange/red “hotspot”? Nice!

  7. Mike B
    Posted Jun 1, 2009 at 11:40 AM | Permalink

    It’s like “Where’s Waldo” meets Dr. Seuss’s “Tweedle Beetle Paddle Battle in a Puddle in a Bottle on a Poodle eating Noodles.”

  8. stephen richards
    Posted Jun 1, 2009 at 12:43 PM | Permalink

    Are you asleep Steve? Everyone else is veru animated but not Mr Mc.

  9. Shallow Climate
    Posted Jun 3, 2009 at 8:45 PM | Permalink

    From the movie “Without a Clue”:
    Editor of “The Strand”: Dr. Watson, when people pick up a copy of “The Strand” magazine, they want to read a story in which SHERLOCK HOLMES solves the mystery, not “The Crime Surgeon”!
    Dr. Watson: “Crime DOCTOR”.
    Editor: “Crime Doctor”, “Crime Surgeon”, “Crime DENTIST”! Who cares!?
    Watson: Well, I do. I’ll write what I want, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
    Editor: The devil there isn’t!
    Mr. McIntyre, when we The Great Unbathed Masses log on to CA, we want to read a story in which Steve McIntyre SOLVES THE MYSTERY! We don’t want to read about “doubles squash”!

  10. Posted Apr 17, 2010 at 7:22 AM | Permalink

    I love squash. Without it, I wouldn’t have anything to live for.

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