Gary Waite, the tour namesake, hails from Sarnia, ON. After having been exposed to squash by his parents Lewis and Janet at age 12, Gary came under the care of Jack Clift and his weekend junior squash program.
Through the tireless efforts of Jack, Lew, Janet and so many other parents at the time Sarnia could lay claim to a National Champion in every age group. Through the added generosity and guidance of Jack Fairs and the team at Western University, Gary garnered more titles than any other junior squash player in the history of Canadian squash.
He would continue this trend into the professional ranks to become one of the most decorated professional squash players in the history of the game worldwide. In 1993, while attending Harvard University, Gary could lay claim to being the #1 hardball singles player, #2 hardball doubles player and #12 softball singles player in the World, a feat in combined rankings not achieved by any player.
Gary and his wife, Nathalie, currently reside in Toronto, ON. He keeps himself busy with 5 children - 4 daughters and one son. He continues to be present in squash through his work with Harrow Sports. He can often be spotted at junior tournaments, coaching his children to enjoy the same game he loves.
We are proud to name our junior squash tour after such a prominent influencer of the game.
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