Margaret Varner

Margaret Varner (1927- )

A racquet sports maestro, Margaret Varner picked up squash at age thirty-one after winning the badminton world championship in 1956 and reaching the finals of the ladies doubles at Wimbledon two years later. Training with Norman Bramble at the Cynwyd Club, she lost in the finals of the nationals her first season and took the title the next four years in a row. A native of Texas, Varner was a member of the U.S. team in the Wolfe-Noel competitions in 1959 and 1963, a part of the winning Philadelphia team in the Howe Cup in 1959-1963 and a finalist in the national doubles in 1961.

National Champion 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963