Harry F. Wolf was an 11 time National Amateur Squash Champion, and a 1985 NYAC Hall of Fame Inductee.
Wolf was born 1907 in New York City. His unparalleled success in squash is due in large part to his skill as a tennis player. Wolf captained the tennis team at St Peter’s Preparatory school in Jersey City, NJ, and continued to play when he attended Williams College.
He could not play squash while in college, but won the first national championships the year after he graduated from Williams in 1930. This was the first of eleven consecutive national championships for Wolf. Between 1930 and 1940, Wolf did not so much as lose a match. After such remarkable success, Wolf retired after the 1940 season, finishing his career with an undefeated record. An Associated Press journalist once wrote, “Champions come and go, but Harry Wolf…seems to go on forever.”
Wolf died of a heart attack on September 23rd, 1966.