Jim Zug interviews Damien Mudge on the Outside the Glass podcast. The greatest doubles player in history, Damien Mudge captured a record 169 tournaments over his twenty years on the pro tour. But it wasn’t always the smoothest journey for the Australian.
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, …