McWIL Squash installs only 10mm (3/8″) thick solid aluminum hardware on all glass walls. All doors are installed with three hinges (left above) to provide long-term safety and use, and the hinge is designed with protection against fingers being trapped during the closing of the door. All fasteners are stainless steel or chromed for long-term protection against moisture degradation.
Unique to McWIL Squash and currently in the patent process is a door latch that provides positive latching function while eliminating the breakage problems associated with using a rotating action to create a lateral movement. Milled from solid aluminum and using a nylon strike combined with spring-loaded opening and closing function, the McWIL Squash (pat. pending) latch demonstrates McWIL’s commitment to making every part of the squash court optimally functional so as to give the customer the finest long-term service.
At McWIL we believe attention to detail is the highest calling and thus we have addressed the minor components of the squash court with the same goal as the major aspects – to make them the best. McWIL created and owns molds for fabricating red-pigmented polycarbonate gamelines and tin top angles, with the result that these components are solid, not subject to moisture, easy-to-clean and can be mounted firmly for long-term use and satisfaction. All tins are fabricated of 18ga steel and incorporate a profile that allows for prominent fixing of signage. Magnetic signs are perfect, as they are tough and stand up to millions of ball impacts and are easily interchangeable.
No manufacturer has invested more in creating the finest squash floor than the HARO Sports division of Hamburger Flooring of Germany. McWIL Squash uses the HARO portable squash floor on its all-glass courts and the very same surface is installed in all McWIL Squash courts for customers worldwide. The factory-sealed surface provides more grip than any floor in the market and is beloved by players at all levels. The subfloor is designed to mitigate the beating bodies of all ages take playing serious squash and is assembled to last.
“We are neither prep school, nor Ivy League college, nor country club. We are a 5-court renovated squash and fitness facility in Cincinnati, Ohio. When I was looking for a court builder, I wanted a team who could build a premier court, but also a company that would care about our project. Who would dig in to the details, solve problems when they arose and stand firmly behind the finished product. This is what I found in David Carr and his team at McWIL.
From a detailed discussion of flooring design and lighting layout, to a can-do approach to meeting difficult and changing project timeliness and hurdles, David and his team delivered on their promises and consistently went beyond them. He came for site visits before and after projection construction, was always available via phone for consults as priorities emerged, and displayed an ongoing creative and passionate engagement in what I would call the intangibles. . .the things outside the box of his primary offerings. Offering architectural renderings of the space before it was complete, and ongoing insightful discussions on the subject of marketing and growing the game in a new area are just a few examples.
All of this is in addition to captaining a team of dedicated craftsman who brought skill and professionalism to their task, completing the project on time and on budget. He has a team of quality individuals whom you can trust and whom we enjoyed getting to know through the construction process. Amidst a complex building renovation process, the McWIL team stood out as one I could calmly rely on. When we expand our facility, as we hope to do, we would gladly work with them again.”
“Our club is well-known for its squash program and is extremely active. The members’ expectations for our new squash center were extremely high. The McWIL courts exceeded everyone’s expectations – the courts are beautiful and play true. We chose the new panel with a matte finish for the singles courts and wood for our doubles courts. The singles courts hit walls grab the ball well and are easy to maintain. The McWIL staff was helpful from first contact, even before they were awarded the job. The installation went smoothly and was executed on time and on budget.”
Athletic Director/Squash Pro
University Club of Chicago
Perhaps the most exciting benchmark in recent McWIL history is the completion of the world’s first all-glass hardball doubles court at the National Squash Academy in Toronto. A long-time dream of doubles guru Gary Waite, the plan is for the new court to give a tremendous boost to the growing popularity of the doubles game, including the ability to video and televise the game from all angles.
Go to National Squash Academy on Facebook for more photos of the fantastic new doubles court and info on the NSA and all the great stuff going on there!
Continuing nearly a century-and-a-half of service to the local community, the Emanuel Community Center is being re-purposed in part to serve a new group of urban youngsters who will learn squash on the three courts to be built in an old basketball gymnasium.
When the University Club of Chicago was looking at different options for enhancing their squash program, McWIL prepared a design study aimed at creating a “center” court for events by opening space in an adjacent court. This view shows a unique perspective viewing the center court from the back wall viewing area of the adjacent court.