Battle of the Border

The Battle of the Border started in 2004 as the Ontario-American Challenge and annually brings elite juniors from around the country together for a four-day team trip filled with friends, competition, and fun.  The juniors participating gain valuable experience in an international competition along with playing the opportunity to play competitive team squash.  The top U.S. Juniors compete against Canada’s best in the U13, U15, and U17 age divisions in pursuit of national pride and the Battle of the Border Trophy. There are four athletes selected from each age group by gender comprising of a twenty-four-member team.

A total of 4 players are invited in each of the boys and girls divisions in the U13, U15, and U17 age divisions, bringing together 24 players total.


Lee Scott

Resides Louisville, KY School/Club Louisville Boat Club Years Coaching 26 Years as US Squash Coach 1 Events Coached US Squash Academy 2018 Best Advice Always have fun, passion and hard work...

Chris Brownell

Resides Belmont, MA School/Club Newton Squash & Tennis Club, Noble and Greenough School Years Coaching 31 Years as US Squash Coach 6 Events Coached Pan American Junior Games, 2017 British...

Charlie Johnson

Resides San Francisco, CA School/Club Bay Club, BCRS Years Coaching 10 Years as US Squash Coach 5 Events Coached BJO 2016-2019 Regional Squad 2013-2019 Best Advice Don't tell me your effort levels,...

Chris Longman

Resides Philadelphia, PA School/Club Germantown Cricket Club Coaching Since 2011 US Squash Coach Since 2018 Events CoachedBJO 2020, National Academy 2019, Battle of the border 2019, BJO 2019, US Squash Academy 2018 Best...



  USA Ontario Winner
2019 20 4 USA
2018 18 6 USA
2017 14 10 USA
2016 13 11 USA
2015 15 9 USA
2014 22 2 USA
2013 20 4 USA
2012 16 8 USA
2011 16 8 USA
2010 19 5 USA
2009     Ontario
2008 12 (43) 12 (41) Ontario
2007 14 11 USA
2006 16 8 USA
2005 (U17) 7 3 USA
2005 (U13 & U15) 8 9 Ontario
2004 9 7 USA

Battle of the Border News

Three Americans Win Canadian Junior Open Titles

Americans Reghan McLaughlin, Colton McLaughlin and Jacob Price (l-r, above) all won titles at the Canadian Junior Open presented by Forthlane Partners, December 11-14, at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In the BU15 division, Colton McLaughlin upset the top two-ranked Canadian players as the draw's three seed. McLaughlin took the final 6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-6. In the U13 divisions, Reghan McLaughlin and Price both pulled off perfect title runs, clinching their respective titles without dropping a...