James Stout, the reigning Singles and Doubles World Rackets Champion has made the decision not to defend his title as Singles World Champion.

 

James first won the Singles Championship in 2008 by beating incumbent Harry Foster, and went on to defend his title three times in the next 9 years. Notably, he lost just one game in the process, an incredible feat!

 

Those of us lucky enough to have watched James playing singles over the last eleven years should consider ourselves blessed to have witnessed on of the nest players in the history of the sport.

 

On behalf of the North American Racquets Association we would like the thank James for gracing us all with your genius on the rackets court over the last decade. James’s brilliance on the rackets court will be missed, though we are glad that he will continue to coach and compete in doubles tournaments.