Down the Middle Solves the Riddle

By Preston Quick In tennis doubles, the mantra is: down the middle solves the riddle. In squash doubles, however, it is an uncommon shot. But strategically hitting the ball in the middle of the court,...

Opportunity in Chaos: Damien Mudge Retires After Record Doubles Career

by James Zug 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...

Doubles: Team Dynamics

By Suzie Pierrepont Can you simply put two players together and expect a good outcome? Team dynamics are complicated. We select partners for various reasons—availability, ability and friendship—all of which are great ways to find a...

Doubles Shot: Women’s and Men’s Professional Doubles Season Preview

by James Zug The Women’s Squash Doubles Association, now entering its thirteenth season, is on an upward trajectory. Parity is the WSDA watchword. On the court, a different team captured each of the six WSDA events...

Squash Doubles Racquets

by Pierre Bastien Hardball doubles is a gem of a sport with an avid fan base throughout North America. It’s incredibly fun and full of interesting variations you don’t see in squash singles. The patterns of...

Reverse It

The reverse corner is the foundational shot in hardball doubles. More points are ended with the reverse than any other short shot. Since it is a rarity in softball singles, many young players have...

Double or Everything: National Doubles Crowns New and Repeat Champions

by Chris McClintick The eighty-fourth National Doubles saw three out of four Open division champions augment title records, two doubles legends continue their mastery through the age groups and six new age division champions. The first...

Transitioning from Singles to Doubles

By Manek Mathur, SDA World No. 1 “Everything is different—you are playing a new sport.” This is the most common answer I give people who ask what the difference is between singles and doubles. Here...

Drills for Doubles: Get the Most Out of Your Game

By Aidan Harrison Most of the focus of teaching professionals is on the juniors but if you can build a vibrant adult doubles program at your club and make it fun, it builds an extra...