Hall of Famer Fred Weymuller: 1928-2017

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Carol and Fred Weymuller.

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 weymullerFred 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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  1. Larry Sconzo February 9, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    One of the all time greats in the game of Squash ….. feeling fortunate that our lives intersected….

  2. Whitney Stewart February 9, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Incredibly sad to hear about this news. What a talented teacher Fred was and still continues to be in my life as I coach others I can hear his words in my mind! When he and Carol moved to Rochester, NY in 1980, my life changed.

    Articulate, razor focus when he talked, an Oxford grad, Fred taught us squash, gentleman’s manners and grammar. My squash game is based on his and Carol’s incredible teachings. What a legacy Fred Weymuller has left us.

  3. Jill Veber February 23, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I only met Fred once when I visited Rochester. The Weymuller’s were kind enough let me stay at their home. We did play squash. I remember Fred as being very gracious. I competed with Carol, having met her for the first time at Howe Cup in Rhode Island. She had a larger influence on my squash days. Carol, sorry to hear of your loss, there is never a good time to lose a loved one, now the squash community has many fond memories of this wonderful man.

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