From Squash Magazine

Forty years ago, in March 1980, a half dozen enterprising, young women flew to Sweden for the first-ever World Junior Championships: Patrice McConnell Cornwell, Kat Castle Grant, Karen Kelso, Alicia McConnell, Diana Staley and coach Carol Weymuller. The tournament was played in Kungalv, a small village north of Gothenburg. Hailing from five continents, nineteen men’s teams and five women’s teams competed.
It was a shoestring affair for the Americans. The team was not supported by US Squash, so had to raise funds privately: a number of supporters donated, Manta gave racquets and bags and Dunlop gave them four dozen balls. On the plane they sewed USA letters onto their Adidas warmups. Unable to afford the tournament hotel, they billeted with …

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