United States Squash Hall of Fame

Induction into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame is the highest honor in the game of squash. The U.S. Squash Hall of Fame is open to distinguished players in all aspects of squash: hardball, softball, singles, doubles, men, women, professional and amateur, with some consideration due to performance in age-group competition (junior, intercollegiate and masters) but more weight given to performance in open competition. The Hall is also for individuals who have made extraordinary contributions off-court, both as coaches and/or administrators, to help the game to grow and flourish in America. Integrity and sportsmanship are considered in the selection of inductees. The basic criteria is whether the individual has had a major, positive impact and influence on the U.S. game. There is a five-year waiting period from the end of active open play before a player is considered, and generally, an inductee has been a citizen or resident of the U.S. during a substantial portion of their career. To nominate someone for the Hall of Fame, click here

Class of 2019

Ginny Akabane

Ginny Akabane learned squash at Radcliffe in the late 1960s and became a dominant...

Bunny Vosters

Bunny Vosters (1919-1999) was one of the greatest squash doubles players in history. A...

Class of 2018

Anil Nayar

Anil Nayar was the silky smooth breaker of...

Carol Heffelfinger Thesieres

Growing up in Bethlehem, PA, Thesieres played intercollegiate...

Class of 2017

Michael Desaulniers

The lightning-fast Mike Desaulniers was the Sandy Koufax of squash: for a short period he...

Benjamin H. Heckscher

Ben Heckscher was a dominant singles player in the mid-twentieth century. Hebwas fast on...

Maurice Heckscher

Maurice Heckscher, skilled and steady, was one of the greatest right-wall doubles players in...

Class of 2016

Paul Assaiante

Paul Assaiante, the Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach, began coaching forty years...

Norm Bramall

Norm Bramall was a teaching professional at Cynwyd Club outside Philadelphia from 1942 to...

Jane Stauffer

Jane Stauffer won one national singles, six national doubles and six national mixed doubles...

Class of 2015

Michael J. Pierce

One of the best left-wall doubles players in history, Michael Pierce was a dominant...

Gary Waite

One of the best left-wall doubles players in history, Gary Waite was a dominant...

Thomas Wrightson

Thomas Wrightson was the first national squash leader from the West: he was the...

Class of 2014

Barbara Strobhar Clement Hunter

Barbara Hunter was a major mid-twentieth century squash figure. An outstanding athlete (she played...

Donald Strachan

Donald Strachan, a Germantown Cricket Club tennis prodigy, captained the 1931 Princeton squash team...

Class of 2013

Marigold Edwards

Marigold Edwards is a pioneering woman who won twenty-eight masters national singles championships, more...

John G. Nelson

Jay Nelson is the top men’s masters player in U.S. squash history with twenty-eight...

Class of 2012

Leonard A. Bernheimer

Lenny Bernheimer has been a beloved figure on and off the squash court for...

Thomas M. Poor

Tom Poor has won more than forty-five United States and Canadian national age-group singles...

Class of 2011

Robert W. Callahan

Bob Callahan is the legendary coach at Princeton University. Raised in Philadelphia, he learned...

Joyce V. Davenport

Joyce Davenport is a lesson on longevity. She began playing in the early 1960s...

John F. Herrick

Jack Herrick has been more influential globally than any other American in history. A...

Class of 2010

Hazel White Jones

One of the most influential women in squash history, Hazel White Jones was a...

Thomas B. Jones

Tom Jones was a pivotal and ebullient leader who revolutionized squash in America in...

Class of 2009

F. Elizabeth Richey

Betty Richey created women’s intercollegiate squash. A graduate of Radcliffe where she captained the...

Gregory H. Zaff

A man and an idea-that is the heart of Greg Zaff’s simple but possibly...

Class of 2008

Kenton Jernigan

A precocious player who had a penchant for late-match heroics, Kenton Jernigan was, along...

Albert G . Molloy, Jr.

The beloved coach at the University of Pennsylvania, Al Molloy was the amiable but...

Class of 2007

Carol Hunter Weymuller

An unassuming and graceful squash revolutionary, Carol Weymuller pried open the door for women...

Fred Weymuller

The innovative founder of the modern junior squash scene, Fred Weymuller changed the way...

Class of 2006

Elizabeth Woll Meade

National Champion 1966, 1967, 1968 National Doubles Champion 1968 Betty Meade was pure perseverance. A Philadelphian...

John G. Nimick

A clutch champion on the court and a visionary off the court, John Nimick...

Class of 2005

Peter S. Briggs

National Singles Champion 1976 National Doubles Champion 1976 National Mixed Doubles Champion 1984 North American Open Doubles...

Harry Lee Cowles

The founder of intercollegiate squash, Harry Cowles coached more national champions than any college...

Agnes Bixler Kurtz

Aggie Kurtz was the innovative pioneer of women’s intercollegiate squash. A leading player at...

Class of 2004

Edwin H. Bigelow

Ned Bigelow revolutionized the relationship between amateurs and professionals. An avuncular and sometimes bluntly...

Demer Holleran

National Singles Champion 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999 National Doubles Champion...

Sharif Khan

North American Open Champion 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979,...

Class of 2003

Edward C. P. Edwards

North American Champion 1987 One of the most devastatingly brilliant players in US Squash history,...

Margaret Howe

National Champion 1929, 1932, 1934 Women’s squash began at Boston’s Union Boat Club in 1926...

Ann Wetzel

National Champion 1964 National Doubles Champion 1952, 1956, 1959 and 1964 A product of Norm Bramall’s...

Class of 2002

Cecile M. Bowes

National Champion 1938, 1940, 1941, 1948 With a greater span between first and last hardball...

Ralph E. Howe

National Champion 1964 National Doubles Champion 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1976 North American Open...

Samuel P. Howe, III

National Champion 1962 and 1967 National Doubles Champion 1963, 1964, 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971 Sam...

Class of 2001

John M. Barnaby II

Without question the greatest collegiate teacher of squash of the twentieth century, Jack Barnaby...

William T. Ketcham, Jr.

One of the longest, most loyal and most influential leaders in the American squash...

Mohibullah Khan

North American Open Champion 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968 U.S. Professional Champion 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968,...

Darwin P. Kingsley, III

A part of the Kingsley clan that has given so much to squash administration,...

Eleonora Randolph Sears

National Champion 1928 Winner of the first women’s nationals and the early leader of the...

John Skillman

U.S. Professional Champion 1933, 1935, 1937 For forty-one years the words Skillman and Yale were...

Class of 2000

Charles M. P. Brinton

National Champion 1941, 1942, 1946, 1947 National Doubles Champion 1946, 1948 The top player in the...

Elizabeth Howe Constable

National Champion 1950, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 The dominant squash player of the 1950s, Betty...

Germain Green Glidden

National Champion 1936, 1937, 1938 National Doubles Champion 1952 Germain Glidden, the last great Harvard champion...

Anne Page Homer

National Champion 1936, 1937, 1939, 1947 National Doubles Champion 1933, 1936 The first dominant woman player...

Hashim Khan

U.S. Open Champion 1956, 1957, 1963 U.S. Professional Champion 1963, 1964 One of the most celebrated...

Hunter Lott Jr.

National Champion 1949 National Doubles Champion 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1949, 1950, 1953 Hunter Lott...

Barbara Maltby

National Champion 1980, 1981 National Doubles Champion 1978, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 National Mixed Doubles Champion...

G. Diehl Mateer Jr.

National Champion 1954, 1956, 1960 National Doubles Champion 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1959,...

Alicia McConnell

National Champion 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 National Doubles Champion 1996, 1997, 1998,...

Victor Niederhoffer

National Champion 1966, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 National Doubles Champion 1968, 1973, 1974 North American Open...