Victor Harding


1948 –

Victor’s squash prowess and determination made him one of the best left wall doubles squash players Canada has ever produced. His achievements on the court speak for themselves – 38 Canadian and International squash titles in both singles and doubles squash and another 25 Ontario titles over a 30-year career. He dominated the doubles game in each age category in men’s and mixed doubles from the 1970s to 2010. He was part of the first all Canadian team to win the US National Doubles and won more US open doubles titles than perhaps any other Canadian.
At the same time, he did something that few other Canadian or US players did which was to compete in singles and doubles at the same time over much of his career. Aside from his doubles wins, Victor reached a Canadian and US Open hardball final and won a Canadian softball singles title in an age category.

Victor excelled at squash from his early days at Ridley College. He was recently inducted into both the Ridley College and University of Toronto Sports Halls of Fame for his squash career.

With his expertise and playing history, he added substance to draws in the Canadian Mixed when they were just getting off the ground. He also won many singles and doubles titles at the Badminton and Racquet Club, a club he was proud to represent for his entire career.
Complementing his skills on the court, he parlayed his knowledge of the doubles game into helping to establish a Canadian doubles committee as part of Squash Canada and helped create an accreditation program for doubles referees.
Victor’s commitment to squash in general and his achievements particularly in doubles squash over several decades establish him as one of the legends of the game of squash in Canada.

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