Stanley Webster Pearson, Sr.

National Champion 1915, 1916, 1917, 1921, 1922, 1923

Along with Charles Read of London, Stan Pearson was the first great world champion of squash. He played at Germantown Cricket Club and the Racquet Club and was invincible. From 1915 through 1923, Pearson never lost a single match – in tournament, intra-club, league or inter-city play – save for the finals of the nationals in 1920. Besides winning the nationals six times, Pearson won the inaugural veterans (over 40) nationals in 1935. He taught the game to the great Germantown Cricket players of the 1930s, including national champions Neil Sullivan, Roy Coffin, Don Strachan and his son Stan Jr.