Charles Frederick Weymuller, a 2007 inductee into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame, died on January 30 at the age of eighty-eight.
Fred grew up in New York. In 1965 at the age of thirty-seven, he left Wall Street to become the head pro at the Heights Casino, his club in Brooklyn. He launched a junior program there that was a pioneering prototype for American squash. Along with his wife, Carol Weymuller, Fred started a summer camp in 1978, the first of its kind in the world; led the first American junior tour overseas; and helped organize the original junior committee at US Squash. From 1980 to 2000 he was a teaching pro in Rochester. Fred also coached Team USA’s junior boys squad at the 1984 and 1986 World Junior Championships, was president of the North American pro hardball tour and mentored thousands of young people.
“He changed the game of squash in the U.S. and made such a difference to so many of us,” said Alicia McConnell, one of the many national champions who was first taught by Fred Weymuller.
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