Today at lunch, while working out, between monster sets of biceps-blasting curls, I watched Sarah-Jane Perry, with her charming British accent, bitch out a squash umpire for not calling a let. Perry is a 6-foot-tall right-handed pro squash player who is ranked No. 20 in the world and who turns 23 next Wednesday. You probably already knew that. Me, I had to look it up. And while I’m on the subject, why don’t they list the heights and weights of lady squash players? They do it for the men. This is relevant information!
Today, Perry was playing a Dutchwoman by the name of Natalie Grinham, who is ranked No. 10 in the world. Grinham is 12 years older and a lot shorter than Perry. How much shorter? I don’t know. A foot? Maybe even 14 inches? Couldn’t find that information anywhere. Perry’s height was hidden in a corner of the internet so remote that finding it left me without sufficient energy to find out whether a squash umpire is actually called an umpire. Maybe it’s a judge. You’ll have to look that up for yourself. But bottom line is this: when I’m watching ladies play squash, I want to know their dimensions. I think that’s a reasonable expectation.
Anyway, the 2013 Texas Open continues through the weekend at the T. Boone Pickens Y. I can’t tell you how tall or short the ladies are, but I can tell you that they are good at the game. If you’re around, check it out.