Though we haven't yet sorted out whether Jack Aylott was a genius or just happened to be in the right place and the right time, Clive Caldwell was one of his athletes. After an active career at Ridley that was focused on his favourite sport, Clive played hardball squash professionally on the World Professional Squash Association (WPSA) Tour, winning two World Singles titles—in 1980 and 1981—with a World Doubles title sprinkled in-between.
Clive was also a member of the Canadian team that played in two Hashim Khan team championships in Karachi, Pakistan in the late '70s. Unsurprisingly, he lists winning both Middle East events as some of his greatest sport memories—along with “beating the crap out of Tim Griffin at every turn!”
Clive has captured more than 35 professional singles and doubles events over his 20 year career on the WPSA Tour. And, as President and CEO of the Cambridge Group of Clubs, he has been singularly responsible for growing the game both within and beyond Ontario.
He is also the founder and chairman of Urban Squash Toronto, the successful education and squash programme which impacts over a hundred youth from Toronto's 'Jane and Finch corridor' each year. A squash revolutionary who is credited with adopting the racquet head size now standard in the modern game, Clive was inducted into the Ontario Squash Hall of Fame as both player and builder on April 4th, 2019. Ridley is proud to count this Canadian trail blazer as one of our own.
“The greatest lesson I ever learned through sport is perseverance and never giving up.”