Denver hosts inaugural Urban Squash Doubles Championship

Last week 24 high school students, representing six urban programs from around the country, descended upon Denver, CO, for the inaugural Urban Squash Doubles Championships. The students, some of whom had never seen a doubles court before, spent the week training with prolific U.S. doubles players Preston Quick, Graham Bassett, Greg McArthur and host Eric Eiteljorg, the Executive Director of Mile High Squash, the urban program based in Denver. Students also had the unique opportunity to play with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, an avid doubles player, when he spent an afternoon training with the group.

In addition to extensive time learning the doubles game, the students enjoyed visiting the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and the University of Colorado in Boulder, where they also experienced a hike up the Flat Irons Mountain.

The week concluded with a tournament where the students displayed what they had learned from the week of immersion into hardball doubles. CitySquash, based in the Bronx, NY, proved to have the most acumen for the game, sweeping all the division titles, including the Boys, Girls and Mixed.

This first time US Squash event was made possible with generous support from The Victor Elmaleh Doubles Project.

For complete results from the tournament, please click here.

To help support next year’s event, please click here.

To donate airline miles for a student, please click here.

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