Carol Hunter Weymuller

An unassuming and graceful squash revolutionary, Carol Weymuller pried open the door for women in the country’s largest squash city and coached two generations of champions. A top tennis player who won three Orange Bowl junior titles and played in the 1968 U.S. Open at Forest Hills, Weymuller joined her soon-to-be husband Fred at Brooklyn’s Heights Casino in 1970, where she helped run their vaunted junior program. Her most lasting legacy, however, is her leadership in the advancement of women’s squash. Weymuller started New York City’s women’s league and hosted the first women’s professional tournament in U.S. history with the 1977 Bancroft Open, as well as a women’s pro tournament at the Heights Casino which is now named in her honor. She coached the U.S. Junior Girls’ team at the 1980, 1981 and 1985 World Championships and after 1980 coached at a number of clubs in Rochester before assuming her present position as men’s squash and tennis coach at Hobart College in 1995. She served as US Squash’s Women’s Division president from 1981 to 1983 and on at least one US Squash standing committee from 1975 to 2007. As a player she was nationally ranked in the top ten a dozen times, won the Rochester city title eleven straight years, and played on the U.S. National team at the 1979, 1981 and 1983 World Championships. The only winner of the Achievement Bowl (1980), the Sportsmanship Trophy (1984) and the President’s Cup (1994), Carol Weymuller has played an essential role in developing junior, collegiate and women’s squash.