Todd Harrity Announces Retirement from Professional Squash

Todd Harrity

Todd Harrity–a three-time U.S. national champion, four-time Pan American Games medalist, and former world No. 34–has announced his retirement from professional squash.

At thirty-three years old, Harrity leaves behind a legacy as one of the most dominant U.S. men’s players of the past decade on court, and as a social trailblazer for the sport off court.

Over the course of Harrity’s eleven-year career, the Wayne, Pennsylvania native spent fifty-eight months ranked in the world’s top fifty and reached a career high ranking of world No. 34 in February, 2022. Harrity reached eleven PSA finals and lifted four titles–including winning his final and largest title at the $20,000 SRFI Indian Tour Chennai Leg 1 in 2021.

In 2018, Harrity became the first openly gay men’s professional squash player. Harrity’s announcement was met by overwhelming support from the squash community, as well as from other sports stars such as Gus Kenworthy, an Olympic Silver Medalist skier who came out as openly gay in 2015, and sports equality leader Billie Jean King who said, “When you are able to show your authentic self to the world each day, great things happen. Sending support to Todd Harrity, the #1 ranked squash player in the U.S., who shared this important message with the world. #EqualityForAll.”

Harrity is a four-time Pan American Games medalist. Harrity earned doubles and team bronze in his Pan American Games debut at the 2015 Toronto Games, and made history at the 2019 Games in Peru leading Team USA to its first men’s team and doubles gold medals.

Harrity first made a name for himself on the U.S. and international junior circuit, winning national juniors and the U.S. Junior Open, and representing Team USA at the 2009 World Juniors in India. Harrity led both his high school, Episcopal Academy, and college, Princeton, to team national championships. Harrity earned All-American and All-Ivy League status all four years of college, and won the 2010 college individuals his sophomore year.

Harrity joined the US Squash High Performance program and became a full-time professional in 2013 following his graduation. After falling short in the 2014 final, Harrity won his maiden national singles title in 2015, and subsequent titles in 2016 and 2019.

Harrity has represented Team USA in three World Team Championships, including a key role in a record seventh place finish in 2011.


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