A new generation of doubles players have congregated at the Denver Athletic Club in Denver, Colorado, today for the second annual Urban Doubles Championships.
The 2013 Urban Doubles, sanctioned by US Squash and the National Urban Squash and Education Association (NUSEA) and hosted by Denver’s NUSEA program Mile High Squash, involves 24 urban students from eight programs around the country for a week-long camp culminating in the only urban doubles tournament in the country.
Eric Eiteljorg, Executive Director of Mile High Squash, looks forward to exposing the visiting students to the doubles game.
“Students can expect the opportunity to push themselves in new ways, ” Eiteljorg said. “They will be training and competing at a mile above sea level and that will be a first for almost all of the students. Additionally, the students will have to rely on a partner and that will be a new experience.”
Each NUSEA player will be a rising junior or senior and will include some of the best players NUSEA has to offer. Last year, City Squash (Bronx, NY) players swept the inaugural tournament in the boys’, girls’, and mixed divisions.
The camp and tournament are funded by the generous donations to the US Squash Doubles Fund and US Squash, and this year all participating students will receive a free Harrow doubles racquet.
“Spectators coming to watch can expect to see a new generation of doubles players, ” Eitaljorg said.
“This is the only NUSEA doubles camp and tournament in existence and will help to ensure that doubles squash continues to thrive.”