Damien Mudge appears on the cover of the next Squash Magazine.
From Squash Magazine
Damien Mudge has an intentional relationship with velocity. For twenty years he played professional squash doubles across North America. The very first time he went on a doubles court, his boss and mentor at the University Club of New York, Gary Waite, wound up and cracked a ball hard. A quick demo. It was a backhand, but Waite had a good backhand and he blistered the ball. Mudge went into hysterics, laughing. This is real, he said to Waite. This is actually a game? I can crush a squash ball like that? I can do that? I’m in.
Mudge went on to create the modern game of doubles. He was big: six foot four, two hundred pounds, massive shoulders, …
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With the CDC’s directive to cancel or postpone any gatherings of 50 or more persons in the next 8 weeks, the SDA and the promoters of the Buffalo Club Pro Doubles have agreed to postpone the event until the situation improves.
After careful consideration, the SDA Board of Directors and event promoters have agreed to cancel this year’s Tavern Club Open and R&TC Challenger. While this is no doubt disappointing to SDA players and supporters, the safety of players, club members, and their communities is the highest priority. The SDA will be closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and will make a decision regarding the Buffalo Club Pro Doubles and SDA Combine in the coming weeks.