Anne Smith


1946 -

Ontario first won Anne’s heart when she captained the Scottish team in the 1981 Women’s World Championships. Prior to that, Anne had come to Toronto as part of a Standard Life sponsored Scottish team tour during which she won the Judy Traviss North American Open.

Her prowess on the squash courts was matched only by her commitment to and passion for growing and promoting the game of squash. She ran for the Board of Directors of Squash Ontario in 1984 and soon became its President.  After she completed her term, she successfully ran for the Squash Canada Board. She served as Vice President and then for 8 years as the President.

She was a respected and forceful voice for Canadian squash at the World  and Pan American squash levels.  Anne was WSF Regional Vice President for Pan America and represented the WSF at PASO meetings at which the bid for squash’s inclusion in the Pan American Games succeeded.  She went on to provide the technical leadership for the first Pan American Games squash event.  When she left Squash Canada, she was elected Vice President of the World Squash Federation.  She was Chair of the WSF Medical and Rules and Referees Committees while serving as WSF Vice President.  She was responsible for the WSF member nations approval of the Canadian developed antidoping policy and the use eyeguards for Junior World Championships. After leaving the WSF she was consulted to review the WSF Refereeing program.

Anne led the two most influential squash associations in Canada – Squash Ontario and Squash Canada and she is highly regarded and respected as a builder of the game.  She was awarded the W. Stewart Brauns award by the USSRA for her substantial administrative contribution to the game of squash.  Anne also boasts an incredible playing record of  30  National, Ontario and World titles in singles, hardball, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.

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