World International Doubles Squash Championships

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The World International Doubles Squash Championships is a squash tournament which includes Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. Under the rules of the championships, double pairs must be made up of two players from the same country. The event has been held three times – in 1997, 2004, and 2006. Australia will be holding the 4th edition of the tournament in August 2016. [1]

Squash (sport) racquet sport

Squash is a ball sport played by two (singles) or four players in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball. The players must alternate in striking the ball with their racquet and hit the ball onto the playable surfaces of the four walls of the court.


The championships are played on courts measuring 32 feet (9.75 metres) by 25 feet – a court size approved by the World Squash Federation in 1992 for the international doubles game. This court size is the same depth as courts for the singles game, but appears to be slightly wider (singles courts are 21 feet wide).

World Squash Federation international squash governing body

The World Squash Federation (WSF) is the international federation for squash, an indoor racquet sport which was formerly called "squash rackets." The WSF is recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the International Federation (IF) for squash, and is also a member of the SportAccord and the Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations (ARISF).

A separate world championship event, known as the World Hardball Doubles Squash Championships, is also held once every two years for players of the hardball version of doubles squash (which is played with a different type of ball, on courts measuring 45 feet by 25 feet).

Hardball squash is a format of the indoor racquet sport squash which was first developed in North America in the late 19th century and early 20th century. It is sometimes referred to as being the "American version" of the sport. Compared to the "British version" of the game – which today is usually referred to as being the "international" version, or "softball" squash – the hardball game is played using a harder rubber ball which plays faster, and usually on a smaller court for singles play, or a much larger court for the doubles game.

Past results

Men's Doubles championship

Year Venue Champions Runners-up
2006 Flag of Australia.svg Melbourne Flag of Australia.svg Stewart Boswell / Anthony Ricketts Flag of Australia.svg Dan Jenson / Joe Kneipp
2004 Flag of India.svg Chennai, India Flag of Australia.svg Byron Davis / Cameron White Flag of India.svg Ritwik Bhattacharya / Saurav Ghosal
1997 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Flag of England.svg Mark Cairns / Chris Walker Flag of Australia.svg Dan Jenson / Craig Rowland

Women's Doubles championship

Year Venue Champions Runners-up
2006 Flag of Australia.svg Melbourne Flag of New Zealand.svg Shelley Kitchen / Tamsyn Leevey Flag of Australia.svg Robyn Cooper / Sarah Fitz-Gerald
2004 Flag of India.svg Chennai, India Flag of Australia.svg Natalie Grinham / Rachael Grinham Flag of New Zealand.svg Louise Crome / Lara Petera
1997 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong, Flag of New Zealand.svg Philippa Beams / Leilani Joyce Flag of England.svg Cassie Jackman / Sue Wright

Mixed Doubles championship

Year Venue Champions Runners-up
2006 Flag of Australia.svg Melbourne Flag of Australia.svg Rachael Grinham / Joe Kneipp Flag of Australia.svg Amelia Pittock / Cameron Pilley
2004 Flag of India.svg Chennai, India Flag of Australia.svg Rachael Grinham / David Palmer Flag of New Zealand.svg Shelley Kitchen / Glen Wilson
1997 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Flag of Australia.svg Liz Irving / Dan Jenson Flag of England.svg Cassie Jackman / Chris Walker

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