Squash Yukon holds first tourney with doubles

The squash courts at Better Bodies Whitehorse were a lot more crowded than usual on Friday and Saturday. Squash Yukon decided to try something new and included doubles matches at the annual Kill Bill Team Tournament.

The squash courts at Better Bodies Whitehorse were a lot more crowded than usual on Friday and Saturday.

Squash Yukon decided to try something new and included doubles matches at the annual Kill Bill Team Tournament.

It was the first time doubles have been included in a Squash Yukon tournament.

“I think whoever played doubles enjoyed it,” said Squash Yukon instructor Khoon Chua. “Some were playing it for the first time in a tournament.”

Though technically doubles, what took place at Better Bodies is often nicknamed “dingles,” as in doubles played on a singles-sized court. True squash doubles are played on larger size courts. International doubles are played on a wider court and American squash doubles are played on a wider and longer court with a harder ball.

The Kill Bill tournament, which consists of teams winning as many points as they can in 25-minute timed matches, also included singles.

Team Ice Fog, including Chua, Jen Muerer, Kyle Marchuk, Will Chetcuti, Micah Smith and Jada Smith-Kwok, took first with 1,760 points.

Team Yukon Gold – Adam Sippel, Shirley Chua, Sam Penner, Benjamin Gelinas, Tony Radford and Kennedy Cairns – claimed second with 1,741.

Team Chilkoot won 1,725 points for third. On board were Jim Gilpin, Stephen Bucklet, Dylan Letang, Matt Brown, Matt Johnson, Cathy MacDonald.

“For the next tournament we’ll probably put some dingles in and there should be more players playing then,” added Khoon.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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