It would be a great disservice to Gordon Anderson to define him by the number of Ontario, Canadian, US and world squash titles he has won. They are only a part – albeit an important part – of this man.
Gordon’s roots are firmly in Toronto, Ontario where at the age of 12, he took his first squash lesson at the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club. That began a 50 year love affair with the game where he he has worn many hats. As a player, he holds world titles in singles, hardball and doubles, something only a very few squash players have ever achieved. In all, he has won five world titles, one Mexican title, 17 U.S. Championships, and seven Canadian Championships. In fact, he won the inaugural Canadian Open Softball title in 1974 the same year that he won the Hardball title. Quite a feat to win both in the same year! And he counts five Ontario Championships to his impressive list of achievements.
The term, “fair play” epitomizes Gordon’s on court and off court behaviour. His ready smile and sense of humour together with his superb racquet skills made him one of the most popular players on the Professional circuit in the ‘70s and ‘80’s.