About The Club
The Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club is a private sporting club with 180 members located in one of Buffalo's oldest neighborhoods just north of downtown Buffalo. The clubhouse, built in 1916, is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Throughout its history, many of the most prominent businessmen and professionals of the city were members; many of their descendants remain as members today. The Club contains three singles and two doubles squash courts; one outdoor and two indoor tennis courts. There are club rooms for social gatherings on the second floor. The Club is active all year round with the peak activity from October through April. The Club hosts many tournaments and parties. Membership is by invitation.
T&S Junior Squash Silver Championships 2013
This is the premier Western New York Junior Squash Tournament. It is a "Midwest Squash Tour" Junior Event and it annually attracts almost 100 young squashers from New York, Canada and the Northeast. The 2013 tournament will be held the weekend of January 4-6. Follow the link below for the entry form or contact T&S Squash Professional John Rooney for more information.Poster Entry Form
Nesbitt Cup Doubles Tennis Invitational
The 36th Annual Nesbitt Cup Member/Guest Doubles Tournament is taking place the weekend of February 1-3, 2013. This is the Club's premier tennis event and T&S members of every level are encouraged to join in the fun.
The current tournament evolved from the Mid-Winter Tennis Invitational first hosted in 1923 and won by none other than the Babe Ruth of tennis, Big Bill Tilden. Through the years, the greatest players of their era used the tournament as a tune up for the U.S. National Indoors held in Philadelphia a couple of weeks following. Players coming into Buffalo were billeted in the homes of members. The tennis was world class and so the story goes, was the partying. Until the early 1970's, the Grand Slam tournaments and many others were closed to professional players such as Jack Kramer and his touring group. Then the major tennis tournaments became "Open", meaning pros as well as amateurs could participate. The Bobby Riggs - Margaret Court/Billie Jean King Battle of the Sexes captured the country's imagination and the tennis boom arrived. Alas, so too did big money. Players no longer would come to tournaments such as ours simply for the fun of it.
After a couple of years of wondering what to do, a group of members led by club presidents Jim Wadsworth in 1977 and Bill Mathias in 1978 reconstituted the tournament in its present form with the goal of preserving an event where the socializing among friends was as important as the competition. The Invitational eventually was named in honor of Carl Nesbitt, who for many years was instrumental in organizing the original tournament. A senior division of the event, the "Harty" was named in honor of past president Phil Harty.
There are many other fascinating details and anecdotes too numerous to mention that add to the history and flavor of this event. But to all members and guests, please enjoy the Nesbitt Cup in the spirit of its tradition and try not to be intimidated knowing you are following in the footsteps of Trabert, Talbert and Tilden.Read More
T&S Doubles Squash Invitational Tournament
The T&S Doubles Squash Invitational is the second oldest, continuously running doubles tournament in North America. The 57th annual installment of this event will be held January 11-13, 2013. Call T&S Squash Pro John Rooney at 716 884-6048 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.Read more Entry Form Draws
Can-Am Cup, Buffalo 2012
The Can-Am Cup is a biannual doubles squash competition between the United States and Canada. Referred to as the "Ryder Cup of Squash" the first such event was held in Boston, MA in October of 2008. It is an event that brings together the best men and women's doubles squash players from across North America in a team format where players represent their country. This year's event was held at the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club in October of 2012.Poster Results