UNSQUASHABLE is committed to developing equipment to be used by the world’s leading players because we believe that engineering equipment for professional competition makes for a better product for the everyday player.
US No.1 Todd Harrity has collaborated with UNSQUASHABLE engineers for over 18-months to develop a new revolutionary state-of-the-art racket design to be unveiled in January.
Find out more about the highest ranked American in our exclusive interview below.
Earliest sporting memory:
When I was young I played many sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis and ran cross country in high school as well. Of course, I played squash from a young age too. I still remember my first squash tournament. It was just a club tournament at the Merion Cricket Club, where I grew up playing. I guess I must have been 8 or 9 years old and I was so nervous for my first tournament. I think I lost in the semi-finals.
Interestingly, I’m not a big sport junky. I don’t follow many sports closely and I don’t watch much sports in my free time. But I do love watching tennis and the occasional American Football game, but even then, I really just watch the Grand Slam tennis tournaments and maybe the Masters. I do love watching an American Football game on a Sunday afternoon.
Why a life sport, or if it hadn’t happened, what would you have done instead?
Squash became a big focus of mine from when I was about 13 years old. After my junior squash career, I was then recruited to play for Princeton University. As my college career was ending and all my friends were busy doing job interviews, I realised squash had been such a big part of my life for just about as long as I could remember. I couldn’t imagine not playing squash and so with encouragement from my coaches I decided to go for it and join the PSA World Tour.
Squash is such an amazing sport. It is incredibly international and I now have friends from all over the world. It’s also a life-long sport. There are people at my club that in their 60s and 80s and they’re still playing.
If I wasn’t a pro squash player I am not quite sure what I would do. It’s something I think about all the time. I studied Psychology at Princeton and loved it and would definitely consider going back to school to get an advanced Psychology degree. I also think I could be a great teacher.
Toughest part of your sporting life?
Definitely the constant travel. I love traveling sometimes, but I’m also a home body. I don’t like the constant bouncing around and the feeling of living out of my suitcase and hotel rooms.
Most memorable sporting moment:
I have a couple. Definitely winning the US College National Championships in 2012 is one of them and winning the US Nationals in 2015 and 2016 were special moments for me as well.
Worst sporting moment:
I once lost in the finals of a tournament after being 2-0 up and having a lot of match balls in the third game. I forget how many, but I think it was at least 5, if not 6 or 7. I then lost the match 3-2.
Definitely Roger Federer. I have so much respect for that man. His style is so smooth and fluid. But more importantly it also seems like he just loves what he does and has enjoyed his career.
Favourite venue and why?
My favourite venue is the Tournament of Champions in New York. It’s such an electric atmosphere and a great way of getting the game more exposure. It’s great that people who don’t even know what squash is can pass by and watch for a while through the front wall.
What sporting event would you pay the most to see?
For lots of sports, like American Football or Basketball, I’d honestly prefer to relax on my couch and just watch it on TV. I would of course love to have a box seat for the semis or finals of Wimbledon or the French Open.
Question asked most often by the public:
Has anyone ever told you look like Mark Zuckerberg?
And the answer:
Yes, about once a week.
It’s hard to fail, but it is worse to never have tried to succeed.
Who would you most like to invite to dinner and why?
It would probably be Roger Federer again. But I also sometimes dream about having dinner with a major historical figure, someone who is a legend, that I’ve read and heard so much about, but have no way of knowing their personality. Perhaps Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln.
Date of Birth: 16th September 1990
Place of Birth: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Place of Residence: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Single
Highest PSA World Ranking: 45
PSA World Tour Titles: 2
PSA World Tour Finals: 4
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