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EVENT HISTORY

The Fisher Cup was established in memory of Geff Fisher, a squash entrepreneur and visionary who died suddenly and tragically in the early 1990s.  In the mid-1970s he created the first squash junior development programs in Washington, DC.  Geff was a key developer of commercial squash in the area.  He and his wife Lonnie managed the Courts Royal Club in Merrifield, VA, a popular venue for league players.  He served on the board of NCS for many years (including a term as President) and he was instrumental in creating the League we have enjoyed since the mid-1970s.  Geff was a Squash Teaching Professional first at Merrifield, then later at the Regency Sport and Health Club in Mclean where he started the Madeira School squash program.  Geff is survived by his wife Lonnie, his business partner.  Squash in the nation’s capital would not be where it is today without Geff’s vision, dedication, leadership and determination.  Geff embodied the NCS principles of “Spirit, Service and Sacrifice”.  In 1992, NCS renamed its annual Squash Championships the “Fisher Cup” in honor of Geff and Lonnie and the important contributions they made to squash in the region.

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