In May of this year, The Maryland Club utilized its spectacular three-court facility to host its first SDA combine for men and women looking to learn more about playing on the professional doubles tour. The combine, which has been running for a number of years, has been hosted at various venues on the East Coast but up until now, it has not had a consistent venue. Following the success of the 2023 event, the Maryland Club has stepped up to become the US anchor club for future SDA Combines, marking their commitment to the development of squash doubles at the highest level. In addition to their world class facility the high level coaching provided by Mark Price, Head Teaching Professional at the Maryland Club, makes it a perfect fit for future combines.
The Maryland Club and the SDA have a long history together as the Club’s current Racquets Director, Andrew Cordova, helped shape the SDA when it began in 2012 as its first Director of Development. This coming season the Maryland Club will be hosting the 2023 CanAm Cup before the return of the prestigious SDA Maryland Club Open in the 2024/25 season, an event that will feature both the professional men and women of the SDA Pro Tour. The next combine will take place in Baltimore in May of 2024 and the SDA hopes to add a Canadian venue at a later date.
The SDA would like to thank Racquets Director, Andrew Cordova and Head Teaching Pro Mark Price for thier ongoing work with the SDA as well as Chris Haley (former squash chair) and Dave Rosen (current squash chair) not only for their enormous support of the SDA but of squash doubles as a whole.