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Great International Squash Players Biographies (GISPB) 

  Since 1910 to till date
*   RAHMAT KHAN LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER AND COACH
*   CASSIE CAMPION (JACKMAN) LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER
*   JONAH BARRINGTON LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER OF 70'S
*   ALEX GOUGH
*   GEOFF HUNT (LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER) OF 1970'S
*   LISA OPIE LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER
*   MARK CAIRNS SQUASH PLAYER FROM UK
*   TANIA BAILEY SQUASH PLAYER FROM UK
*   LEE BEACHILL SQUASH PLAYER OF 1990'S
*   NATALIE GRAINGER SQUASH PLAYER
*   SUSAN NOEL SQUASH PLAYER OF 1930'S
*   VICKI CARDWELL SQUASH PLAYER OF 70'S
*   PETER BARKER SQUASH PLAYER OF 80'S
*   SQUASH PLAYER RODNEY EYLES OF 90'S
*   SQUASH PLAYER (A LEGEND) CHRIS DITTMAR
*   SQUASH PLAYER (A LEGEND) GORDON WATSON
*   ANGELA SMITH SQUASH PLAYER OF 80'S
*   BIKINI WEARING SQUASH PLAYER VICKY BOTWRIGHT
*   GAMAL AWAD SQUASH PLAYER OF 70'S AND 80'S
*   LIZ IRVING GREAT INTERNATIONAL SQUASH PLAYER
*   LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER ROSS NORMAN
*   JIM DEAR SQUASH PLAYERS OF 1930'S
*   FIONA GEAVES SQUASH PLAYER FROM UK.
*   SQUASH PLAYER VANESSA ATKINSON FROM NETHERLANDS
*   LINDA ELRIANI (CHARMAN) SQUASH PLAYER OF 2000'S FROM UK
*   JOSEPH KNEIPP VINTAGE SQUASH PLAYER FROM AUSTRALIA IN 2000'S
*   THIERRY LINCOU NO 1 SQUASH PLAYER FROM FRANCE
*   QAMAR ZAMAN LEADING SQUASH PLAYER IN 1970'S

   
  RAHMAT KHAN LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER AND COACH
Rehmat Khan
Rahmat Khan (born 1953) is a squash coach and a former squash player from Pakistan. He was among the leading squash players on the international circuit in the late-1970s, reaching a career-high ranking of World No. 16 in January 1978.

He coached his cousin Jahangir Khan throughout his career. The partnership led to Jahangir winning 10 British Open titles and a spectacular winning streak of 555 consecutive matches.

Rahmat made a decision to sacrifice his own playing career to take on the challenge of coaching the enormously promising youngster Jahangir Khan who was considering quitting the game of squash after the death of his older brother Torsam Khan
(world no 10 in the year 1978) Rahmat convinced Jahangir's family to let him come to England to train.

Rahmat has coached several promising players like:
Former World No.1 Jonathon Power
Siddharth Suchde (Indian National Champion)
Dale Styner (Canada No. 1)
Sabir Butt (Canada No.1)
Peter Hill (Singapore No. 1)
Sami Elopuro (Finland No. 1)
Paul Carter (English National Coach)
Max Weithers, Len Steward, Abdullah Al-Mazayyan, and Pakistan players Aamir Atlas Khan, Safir Ullah Khan, Khayal Mohammad Khan, Majid Khan, Farhan Mehboob, Yasir Butt, Khalid Atlas Khan, Farukh Zaman and Maria Toor.

Rahmat Khan has also been the National Coach of Pakistan and Kuwait. He was also coach of Squash Rackets Association of Maharashtra (India).

Rahmat has co-authored several books including Winning Squash, Jahangir and the Khan Dynasty and Advanced Squash. He also created a video called "How to Play Squash the Khan Way" which was released by Virgin Records.

The government of Pakistan awarded him Tamgha-e-Imtiaz or the Medal of Excellence in 2005.

Rahmat now lives in the San Francisco Bay area and coaches several promising and upcoming US Juniors in Los Gatos,
California.

CASSIE CAMPION (JACKMAN) LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER
Cassie

Cassie Campion alias Jackman (born December 1972) is a former English squash player who won the World Open in 1999. She was England's leading player throughout much of the 1990s and early 21st century.

She lost the 1996 World Open final to Sarah Fitz-Gerald 9–4, 9–2, 4–9, 9–6. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games she won a gold medal in the doubles with Sue Wright, and a bronze in the singles.

She is married to Matt Thomas (Australian). She retired due to a recurring back injury in December 2004.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
5 BRITISH UNDER-23 TITLES.
5 SENIOR BRITISH NATIONAL TITLES.
1990: SHE TURNED PROFESSIONALS.
2000: WORLD NO 1 RANKING IN JANUARY.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
1992: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT VANCOUVER (CANADA).
1994: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT SAINT PETER PORT (ENGLISH CHANNEL).
1995: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT HONGKONG.
1996: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT PETALING JAYA (MALAYSIA).
1999: GOLD MEDAL IN SINGLES AT SEATTLE (USA), BEATING MICHELLE MARTIN 9–6, 9–7, 9–7
2003: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT HONGKONG.

WORLD TEAM EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS:
1994: SILVER MEDAL AT SAINT PETER PORT (ENGLISH CHANNEL).
1996: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT PETALING JAYA (MALAYSIA).
2004: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS).

COMMONWEALTH GAMES:
1998: GOLD MEDAL IN DOUBLES WITH SUE WRIGHT.
1998: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES.

JONAH BARRINGTON LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER OF 70'S
Jonah Barrington
Jonah Barrington (born 1941) is a retired Irish/English squash player. He came from Anglo Irish family and one of his son Joey Barrington (is a professional squash player). He against all odds and aged 25, triumphed at the 1967 British Open, becoming the first British winner of the iconic event since 1938. Barrington won the British Open six times between 1967 and 1973. Barrington set his sights on professional sport, despite being told it carried no status. "If I had realised my dream, I would have played football for Chelsea," he said. "Instead, circumstances brought me into squash, which I found suited my nature."
Squash for Barrington was more than just a sport; it had been a means of survival. He has coached Israeli squash player Daniel Poleshchuk and world no 1 Mohamed Elshorbagy.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1967: BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION BEATING AFTAB JAWAID (PAK).
1968: BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION BEATING ABOU TALEB (EGYPT).
1970: BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION BEATING GEOFF HUNTB(AUS).
1971: BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION BEATING AFTAB JAWAID.
1972: BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION BEATING GEOFF HUNT.
1973: BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION BEATING GOGIBALAUDDIN (PAK).
1969: HE TURNED PROFESSIONAL.
1978: HIGHEST PSA RANKING (6) IN JANUARY.COACHED BY NASRULLAH KHAN (PAK).
1982: CO-AUTHORED THE BOOK "MURDER INBSQUASH COURT".

ALEX GOUGH
Alex Gough
Alex Gough (born 1970) is a Welsh professional squash player. He turned Pro in 1993 and retired in 2008. He was coached by Chris Robertson in Wales. Gough reached a career- high world ranking of World No. 5 in July 1998. He won a Bronze Medal in the men's singles at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. Alex Gough is the CEO of the Professional Squash Association (PSA).
Alex first joined the organization as Director in 2002 when he was still an active squash professional on the tour.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1997: MEN'S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN MALAYSIA (BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES).
1998: BRONZE MEDAL IN KUALA LUMPUR COMMONWEALTH GAMES (SINGLES EVENT).
1999: WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IN CAIRO (SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT).
2007: WORLD OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP (QUARTER FINALIST).

GEOFF HUNT (LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER) OF 1970'S
Geoffrey Hunt
Geoffrey Hunt (born in Melbourne 1947), is a retired Australian squash player who is one of the greatest squash players in
history. He won the World Open title four times. He also won the International Amateur Individual Championship three times
(1967, 1969, and 1971), and the British Open eight times between 1969 and 1981. unt won 178 of the 215 tournaments he contested during his career.

Hunt was born in Melbourne. He won the Australian Junior Championship in 1963,and he first won the Australian Amateur Men's Championship in 1965. He even beat great squash player Jahangir Khan in British Open in 1981. Hunt came to England aged 16 as the youngest player on tourand retired after suffering back problem at the age of 34. After retiring as a player, Hunt served as the Head Squash Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport from 1985–2003. He then worked for 8 years at the
Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar. Following his retirement and he moved back to Australia,

In the 1972 New Years Honours Hunt was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). He became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 1982 Australia Day Honours and received the Australian Sports Medal in 2000. Hunt has been inducted into the World Squash Federation Hall of Fame and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1963: Australian Junior Championship
* Led Australia to World Team titles in 1969 & 1971
* WORLD NO 1 FROM 1975 TO 1980.
1976: WORLD OPEN CHAMPION BEATING MOHIBULLAH KHAN
1977: WORLD OPEN CHAMPION BEATING QAMAR ZAMAN
1979: WORLD OPEN CHAMPION BEATING QAMAR ZAMAN
1980: WORLD OPEN CHAMPION BEATING QAMAR ZAMAN
* World Championship Finals (5 times).

BRITISH OPEN TITLES 8 TIMES
1969: beating Cam Nancarrow
1974: beating Mo Yasin
1976: beating Mohibullah Khan
1977: beating Cam Nancarrow
1978: beating Qamar Zaman
1979: beating Qamar Zaman
1980: beating Qamar Zaman
1981: beating Jahangir Khan
* British Open Finals (10 times).

LISA OPIE LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER
Lisa Opie
Lisa Opie (born 1963) is a retired British squash player. Between 1962-2004, all but one British Open title was won by either an Australian or a New Zealander but Lisa Opie was able to put an end to 29 successive years of antipodean success when she captured the famous title in 1991.

Lisa won her first tournament in 1979 and quickly established herself as one of the game's best players.

She reached the 1981 World Open semi-final but lost to Rhonda Thorne of Australia. This was to be the first in a series of near-misses for Lisa, as she reached two World Open finals but lost both times to the New Zealand squash legend Susan Devoy in 1985 and 1987.

She was the team member of England which won four consecutive World Team Championships from 1985 to 1990. Until the rise of Cassie Campion she was England's number 1 player.

She was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the BritishEmpire) for services to squash in the 1995 and she also
retired same year.

On retiring from professional squash Lisa gained her qualifications in sport massage and a degree in sport injury
rehabilitation and sport science at St Mary’s, (Twickenham) in London. She has worked as a sport massage therapist and
personal trainer for 15 years in Nottingham and London. Sports massage patients have included professional tennis
and squash players, triathletes, marathon runners, wheelchair tennis players, recreational sportspeople and those that who would rather watch sport.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1988: MARCH SHE WAS TOP RANKED NO 1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
1981: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT TORONTO (CANADA)
1985: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT DUBLIN (IRELAND)
1987: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT AUCKLAND (NEW ZEALAND)

WOMEN'S WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP:
1985: Winner
1987: Winner
1989: Winner
1990: Winner
1981: Runner-up
1983: Runner-up

BRITISH OPEN:
1982: Runner-up
1983: Runner-up
1984: Runner-up
1986: Runner-up
1991: Winner


MARK CAIRNS SQUASH PLAYER FROM UK.
Mark Cairns
Mark Cairns (born 1967) is a former professional squash player from England. He retired at the age of 34 from international squash in the year 2001.

Cairns earned six England caps as a junior and 21 as a senior and one of his most memorable victories came in the 1999
World Team championships in Cairo, when England played Australia in the bronze medal play-off.

In 1997, he won the British National Squash Championships and teamed-up with Chris Walker to win the men's doubles title
at the inaugural World Doubles Squash Championships. Cairns and Walker also teamed-up to win a Bronze Medal in
the men's doubles at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

After retiring Cairns said ""I have been thinking about a change for a year or two, and I always hoped I could move in this direction. I didn't really want to be a club pro or get into coaching too much, but the sport is what I know, and I was delighted to be given the chance."

"I will probably also step down from my county commitments, but I hope to continue playing domestic league squash and the odd national tournament. I want to take each one as it comes,instead of having the pressure of travelling all over the world."

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1995: World No 10 PSA ranking in July.
1997: Winner of British Closed Championship.
1997, Hong Kong Men’s Doubles
Final: Chris Walker/Mark Cairns (Eng) beat Dan Jenson/Craig Rowland (Aus) 15/11, 15/13
1998: Bronze medal in doubles at Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
1999: Bronze medal for England team where he was playing in Cairo (Egypt).
2001: Winner of Grasshopper Cup beating Switzerland's Lars Harms 15-8, 15-9, 15-4

TANIA BAILEY SQUASH PLAYER FROM UK
Tania Bailey
Tania Bailey (born 1979) was a professional squash player from England. She started playing squash from the age of 9 and she retired in 2012 because of knee injury.

She was coached by Paul Carter and David Pearson.

She has won 5 major PSA title in her career spanning 24 years.

As a junior player, Bailey won the World Junior Championship in 1997 and captained the England team to World and European junior team titles. A car accident led to career-threatening knee surgery at the age of 21, but she successfully recovered and resumed her playing career.

Her greatest achievement was being part of the England team that won the 2000 Women's World Team Squash Championships held in Sheffield.

She held the highest WISPA ranking 4 in March 2003. At present she is coaching in UK.

When she retired she said "I just wanted to let you know that I am not going to be playing the World squash circuit anymore, my motivation is as strong as ever but my body will not allow me to train and compete at the level I want to anymore. The last few years have been extremely tough and I have given it everything I could to try and get back to being one of the best players in the World, butI know what it takes to get to the top of the rankings and deep down I know I just cannot do it anymore. Having had 3 surgeries on my knee and 1 on my hip and suffering recurring problems, I think it is time to move on. I don’t think this will
come as a great shock to many people but I want to let all the people know who have helped me so much over the years."

ACHIEVEMENTS:
Captained England team to World & European Junior Team titles
1997: World & European Junior Champion
2003: British Open Runner-up
2006: British National Champion

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2007: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT MADRID (SPAIN)

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
2006: GOLD MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT EDMONTON (CANADA)
2008: SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT IN CAIRO (EGYPT)
2010: SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT IN PALMERSTON (NEW ZEALAND)

COMMONWEALTH GAMES:
2002: SILVER MEDAL IN DOUBLES EVENT AT MANCHESTER (UK)
2006: BRONZE MEDAL IN DOUBLES EVENT IN MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

LEE BEACHILL SQUASH PLAYER OF 1990'S
Lee Beachill
Lee Beachill (born 1977) is a former World No. 1 right hand squash player from England. He won British National Squash
Championship 3 times ( 2001, 2002 and 2005). As a junior player, Beachill helped England win the World Junior Team Championship in 1997, and was the British champion at under-12, under-14, under-17 and under-19 levels. He was coached by Malcolm Willstrop.

In a professional playing career spanning over thirteen years, the 43-year-old who in October 2004 became the first English born player to be crowned World No.1, won Gold Medals at consecutive Commonwealth Games in Manchester and Melbourne respectively, helped England to win successive Men's World Team Championships in 2005 and 2007, and extended his PSA World Tour haul to nine titles from eighteen final appearances

Beachill announced his retirement from the game in February 2009. At present he is COO of PSA.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
2004: SILVER MEDAL IN DOHA (QATAR) FOR SINGLES WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS:
2005: GOLD MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN)
2007: GOLD MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT CHENNAI (INDIA)
2001: BRONZE MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
2003: BRONZE MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT VIENNA (AUSTRIA)

COMMONWEALTH GAMES:
2002: GOLD MEDAL IN DOUBLES EVENT AT MANCHESTER (ENGLAND)
2006: GOLD MEDAL IN DOUBLES EVENT AT MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
2006: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES EVENT AT MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
(PSA AND WORLD SERIES EVENT)
Feb-05 Quarter-finalist *Tournament of Champions USA
Feb-05 Winner #British National Championship ENG
Jan-05 Semi-finalist Windy City Open USA
Dec-04 Runner-up *World Open QAT
Nov-04 Quarter-finalist Canadian Classic CAN
Nov-04 Semi-finalist British Open ENG
Sep-04 Winner US Open USA
Sep-04 Semi-finalist Hong Kong Open HKG
Aug-04 Winner English Open ENG
May-04 Qualifier *Super Series Finals ENG
Apr-04 Semi-finalist *PSA Masters QAT
Mar-04 Winner Bermuda Open BER
Feb-04 Semi-finalist Tournament of Champions USA
Feb-04 Runner-up #British Nationals ENG
Jan-04 Quarter-finalist Kuwait Open KUW
Dec-03 Quarter-finalist *World Open PAK
Dec-03 Winner *Qatar Classic QAT
Nov-03 Quarter-finalist *Canadian Open CAN
Oct-03 (England No2) #World Team Championships AUT
Oct-03 Quarter-finalist British Open ENG
Aug-03 Quarter-finalist Prince English Open ENG
May-03 Quarter-finalist *PSA Masters QAT
May-03 (Quarter-finalist) *Super Series Finals ENG
Feb-03 Quarter-finalist *Tournament of Champions USA
Feb-03 Runner-up #British Nationals ENG
Jan-03 Semi-finalist Dayton Open USA
Aug-02 Quarter-finalist *Hong Kong Open HKG
Aug-02 Gold medallist #Commonwealth Games Men’s Doubles ENG
Jul-02 Quarter-finalist #Commonwealth Games Men’s Singles ENG
Apr-02 Quarter-finalist *PSA Masters QAT
Apr-02 Quarter-finalist *British Open ENG
Mar-02 Quarter-finalist *Pakistan Open PAK
Feb-02 Winner #British Nationals ENG
Nov-01 Semi-finalist Canadian Classic CAN
Oct-01 (3rd-placed team) #World Team Championships AUS
Jun-01 Semi-finalist *British Open ENG
May-01 Semi-finalist Irish Open IRL
Feb-01 Winner #British Nationals ENG
Feb-01 Quarter-finalist *Flanders Open BEL
Jan-01 Winner Pittsburgh Open USA
Jan-01 Quarter-finalist Apawamis Open USA
Dec-00 Quarter-finalist Malaysian Open MAS
Nov-00 Semi-finalist MAAA Invitational CAN
Sep-00 Winner South African Challenge RSA
May-00 Semi-finalist Italian Open ITA
Apr-00 Quarter-finalist Mega Italia Open ITA
Nov-99 Semi-finalist Pittsburgh Open USA
Nov-99 Runner-up Lakeshore Classic USA
Oct-99 Quarter-finalist Motor City Open USA
Aug-99 Quarter-finalist Exterieur Open FRA
May-99 Runner-up Mega Italia Open ITA
Oct-98 Winner Adelaide Club Open CAN
Apr-98 Runner-up Windy City Open USA
Apr-98 Runner-up Hashim Khan BOA Pro Championships USA
Jun-97 Semi-finalist Lisbon Open POR
May-97 Semi-finalist Bolzano Open ITA
Nov-96 Winner #British U19 Nationals ENG
Apr-96 Winner #European Junior Championships GER
Feb-96 Winner #British U19 Nationals ENG
Mar-93 Winner #British U16 Nationals ENG
Oct-91 Winner #British U14 Nationals ENG
Mar-89 Winner #British U12 Nationals ENG

NATALIE GRAINGER SQUASH PLAYER
REPRESENTING 3 COUNTRIES

Natalie Grainger
Natalie Grainger (born 8 July 1977) is a professional female squash player. She was born in United Kingdom. She has represented 3 countries South Africa (where she was raised), England and United States (her adopted home country).

She represented in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, winning a bronze medal for South Africa.She reached the World No. 1 ranking in June 2003. She was runner-up at the World Open in 2002, and at the British Open in 2004.

She was WISPA President and when she stepped down in 2011 she say:

“WISPA has been part of my life for so long, fifteen years as a touring player, thirteen as a board member and eight years as WISPA President,” said the US-based 33-year-old in her resignation letter to the Association’s members.

After retiring from WISPA she was appointed as Director of Squash in Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT) which has
12 squash courts in USA.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1998: REPRESENTING SOUTH AFRICA BRONZE MEDAL IN KUALA LUMPUR COMMONWEALTH GAME (DOUBLES)
1998: REPRESENTING SOUTH AFRICA BRONZE MEDAL IN KUALA LUMPUR COMMONWEALTH GAME (MIXED DOUBLES)
1999: REPRESENTING ENGLAND BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN SEATTLE (USA)
2002: REPRESENTING ENGLAND BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN EDINBURGH
(SCOTLAND)
2002: REPRESENTING ENGLAND SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN DOHA
2006: REPRESENTING USA BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN BELFAST
2007: REPRESENTING USA BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN MADRID PAN AMERICAN GAMES
2007: GOLD MEDAL IN SINGLES AT RIO DE JANERIO
2007: SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT RIO DE JANERIO
2015: GOLD MEDAL IN TORONTO (DOUBLES)
2015: GOLD MEDAL IN TORONTO (TEAM EVENT)

WORLD MASTERS:
2014: GOLD IN WOMEN'S OVER 35 CATEGORY IN HONGKONG
2016: GOLD IN WOMEN'S OVER 35 CATEGORY IN JOHANNESBURG (SOUTH AFRICA)
2018: GOLD IN WOMEN'S OVER 35 CATEGORY IN VIRGINIA (USA)

SUSAN NOEL SQUASH PLAYER OF 1930'S
Susan Noel
Susan Noel (BORN 1912) was an English squash player. Noel was taught to play squash her father Evan Noel, a successful rackets player in his own right.

Noel won the British Open three times in a row from 1932 to 1934. She won the final in straight sets on all three occasions. She was also the runner-up at the championship in 1939.

She also captured the Atlantic Coast Women's Squash Championships title in 1933, defeating Cecily Fenwick in the final. She expired in October 1991 at the age of 79.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

1932: Won her first title defeating Joyce Cave in British Open Final.
1933: Won second consecutive British Open title defeating Sheila Keith-Jones in the final.
1934: Won her third consecutive British Open title defeating Margot Lumb in the final.
1939: Lost the British Open title to Margot Lumb in the final.

VICKI CARDWELL SQUASH PLAYER OF 70'S
Vicki Cardwell
Vicki Cardwell (age 65 years) is a former World No. 1 squash player from Melbourne, Australia. She was one of the leading players on the international squash circuit from the late-1970s through to the mid-1990s.

During her career, she won the World Open in 1983, and captured the British Open title four consecutive times in 1980-83.

In 1980 she defeated Sue Cogswell 9-5 9-5 9-3, in 1981 she defeated Margaret Zachariah 9-6 9-4 9-0, in 1982 she defeated Lisa Opie 9-4 5-9 9-4 9-4 and in 1983 she defeated Opie again 9-10 9-6 9-4 9-5. She was runner up in 1978 to Sue Newman 9-4 9-7 9-2, and was a semi-finalist in 1979.

Since retiring from the top-level game in 1997, Cardwell has enjoyed continued success in seniors events. She won four World Masters Championships titles between 1987 and 1995.

Cardwell was a dominant force on the world and Australian squash scene from the late 1970s to the mid 90s, reaching the ranking of World Number One at the peak of her career.

Her playing career has been extensive and taken her all around the globe. As a qualified physical education teacher, the adaptation to coaching has been seamless. Cardwell has successfully coached junior squash in Victoria since 1986.

Her achievements were quite rightly recognised with her induction into the Squash Australia Hall of Fame and the Australia Sport Hall of Fame as well as being awarded the British Empire Medal by the Australian Government.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1981: Silver Medal in World Open title in Toronto, Canada.
1980: Won British Open title
1981: Won British Open title
1982: Won British Open title
1983: Won British Open title
1983: HIGHEST RANKING NO 1
1983: Won the World Open title, defeating Rhonda Thorne in the final in Perth, Australia.
1987: Bronze Medal in World Open title in Auckland, New Zealand

PETER BARKER SQUASH PLAYER OF 80'S
Peter Barker
Peter Barker (born in 1983) is a left handed professional squash player from England, who won 16 PSA title in his career spanning 13 years. He reached highest world ranking 5 in December 2012.

Barker played over 400 matches on tour, winning 16 PSA titles, clocking up 102 caps for England over ten years, and winning a Commonwealth Games Mixed Doubles silver medal in 2014 with Alison Waters and individual bronze in 2010 in Delhi and four years later in Glasgow

England National Coach Chris Robertson, said: “Peter will rightly be remembered as an England great on and off the court. On court, Peter was technically proficient and tactically astute, yet his pride, passion and discipline made him the ultimate competitor.

“Off court, he’s been instrumental in driving the winning culture throughout the programme. For our coaching team we couldn’t be prouder of his achievements and the legacy he’s clearly left behind.”

He retired from squash due to knee injury in 2015.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
2010: Bronze medal – Singles in Khobar, Saudi Arabia

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS:
2007: Gold medal – Chennai, India.
2011: Silver medal in Germany.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES:
2014: Silver medal – Mixed doubles in Glasgow, Scotland.
2010: Bronze medal –Men's singles, in Delhi, India.
2014: Bronze medal – Men's singles in Glasgow, Scotland.

SQUASH PLAYER RODNEY EYLES OF 90'S

Rodney Eyles
Rodney Eyles (born in 1967) is a former professional squash player from Australia. He is best remembered for winning the World Open title in 1997. He has won 27 PSA tiles in his career.

He was on the PSA World Tour for 16 years and held the position of President from 1996–1998. He retired in November 2000 at the age of 33. His career-high world ranking was World No. 2.

As a junior player, Eyles was runner-up to Jansher Khan in the final of the 1986 World Junior Squash Championship. Between 1980 and 1986, he won four Australian junior titles and three Queensland junior titles.

After retiring from professional squash, he coached upcoming players in Italy, Hong Kong and the USA before returning to the Gold Coast (Australia) and establishing the Rod Eyles Squash Academy to focus on the development of juniors, seniors and professional squash players.

In 2009 Rodney managed the Australian Men’s Team in Denmark, was the manager and head coach for the 2010 Australian Boys Junior Squash Team in Ecuador, and the manager of the successful Australian Squash Team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Eyles was inducted into the Australian Squash Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Queensland Squash Hall of Fame in 2005

In 2010, Rodney joined the Squash Australia Team as an AIS consultant coach before becoming the national talent development coach in 2011.

From 2015, Eyles has been coaching on the East Coast of the US and is the current head squash professional at the Greenwich Country Club (USA).

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1995: WORLD RANKING NO 2 IN NOVEMBER.
1997: WORLD CHAMPION AFTER HE DEFEATED PETER NICOL.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS:
1994: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES (BARCELONA)
1996: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES (LAHORE)
1997: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES (MALAYSIA)
1998: SILVER MEDAL IN DOUBLES (COMMONWEALTH GAMES, KUALA LUMPUR)

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SQUASH PLAYER (A LEGEND) CHRIS DITTMAR
Chris Dittmar

Chris Dittmar (born 16 January 1964) is an Australian World No. 1-ranked left handed men's squash player.

Dittmar finished runner-up at the World Open five times – in 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1992 – and was runner-up at the British Open twice – in 1985 and 1993. This is because of the two khan's Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan. There were several occasions in his career when Dittmar managed to beat one of the Khans in a semi-final round, only to lose to the other in the final.

“Unfortunately for me, I was number 2 in the world for approximately 10 years because of the dominance of Jahangir Khan,” Dittmar said. “He is arguably the best player we’ve ever seen and came along as a young player and immediately lifted the standard of how we played, and how we had to train and prepare. Jahangir had sublime skill and played the game at a pace we hadn’t seen before. He was fit, strong, skilful and always fair.”

“Jansher was totally different,” Dittmar recalls. “He didn’t possess the racquet skill of Jahangir but he was an incredible athlete. We had never seen such retrieving ability or such fitness in a squash player. Everyone at that level was fit but after two brutal hours on court, when anyone else would start to flounder, he was still sprinting around at full speed. It was superhuman!”

Dittmar has claimed that the proudest moment of his career came in captaining the Australian team to victory in World Team Squash Championships in 1989. Australia beat Pakistan 3-0 in the final, with Dittmar contributing a win over Jahangir Khan. Two years later in 1991, Dittmar captained the Australian team which successfully defended the title.

Dittmar served as Patron of Squash Australia from 2002 to 2005. He was inducted into the Squash Australia Hall of Fame in 2005.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Silver medal – second place 1983 Munich
Silver medal – second place 1987 Birmingham
Silver medal – second place 1989 Kuala Lumpur
Silver medal – second place 1990 Toulouse
Silver medal – second place 1992 Johannesburg
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Toulouse
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Amsterdam
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Adelaide

BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP:
1985: FINALIST
1993: FINALIST

WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP:
1989: WINNER AUSTRALIAN TEAM MEMBER (HELD IN SINGAPORE)

1991: WINNER AUSTRALIAN TEAM MEMBER (HELD IN FINLAND)

SQUASH PLAYER (A LEGEND) GORDON WATSON
Gordon John Watson

Gordon John Watson (26th January 1916) was a squash player from Australia. He held the Australian Professional Championship and Australian Open Championship titles from 1939 undefeated until 1949.

His impressive record in championship competition and his peerless coaching record have resulted in Watson being widely considered the legend of squash sport in Australia, as both player and coach, for 48 years from 1931 to 1979.

Watson commenced his squash career at the age of sixteen. He gained employment as a masseur and gymnasium instructor in the first commercial squash courts in Melbourne built in 1926. Watson went on to become the club's squash professional in 1931. Due to his employment at the club, Watson was classed as a professional and only eligible to compete in the Australian Professional Squash Championships.

This competition was first held in 1931; the same year as the inaugural Australian Men's Amateur Championship. Watson started competing in earnest after his first overseas trip, to England and Germany, in 1936. In 1939 Watson defeated Jim Watson and went on to remain Australian Open champion until 1949. Remarkably, during this decade of Watson's domination at the top level of competition, he surrendered only a single game.

He travelled to contest British Open (which is equal to World Championship now) in England in 1950 and was the first Australian male squash player to tour overseas. He was defeated in Semi Finals by India's Abdul Bari. 1950 closed with the world rankings as Karim No. 1; Bari No. 2; and Gordon Watson No. 3.

Watson retired from competition in 1950 and built a successful coaching career. He established Watson's Squash Academy in Melbourne. As a coach, Watson quickly demonstrated his total understanding of the sport and amassed similarly unprecedented success as that which he had enjoyed as a competitor.

Before his retirement from the sport in 1979, he coached no fewer than 21 Australian title holders and countless winners of state championships.

These included many early champions of the women's game: Betty Meagher; Val Watts; and Joan Watson (his sister-in-law). Between them these women took 7 Australian Amateur and 9 Victorian Amateur championships between 1946 and 1955. Watson also coached national male champions Frank Harris, Merv Weston and Ian Carson who retained 7 Australian Amateur titles between them.

Watson retired from the sport of squash in 1979 and died in 1992

ACHIEVEMENTS:

HIGHEST WORLD RANKING NO 3 IN 1950.
GORDON WATSON SQUASH CLUB BADGE WAS CREATED IN 1962.
GORDON WATSON WAS INDUCTED IN SQUASH AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME IN 2016.

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ANGELA SMITH SQUASH PLAYER OF 80'S
Angela Smith

Angela Smith (born 3 July 1953 in Staffordshire, England) is a retired professional English squash player: she was one of the world's top ranked squash players from 1979 to 1990. She was also the first female squash player to turn professional and was widely recognized for changing the face of women's squash by doing so.

Smith was team members along with Sue Cogswell, Teresa Lawes, Barbara Diggens, Jayne Ashton and Lesley Moore who won the 1st Women World Team Championship in England in 1979.

Playing squash has allowed her to travel the world and she has been involved in numerous initiatives internationally to develop the sport.

She was the first female squash player to appear on Superstars and A Question of Sport, hugely popular and successful British TV shows.

She also organised and promoted the first women's squash events in the Middle East, in Dubai and Bahrain. Along with Jayne Ashton of England and Sue Newman, Barbara Wall and Lyle Hubinger of Australia, she formed WISPA, the professional ladies' body for squash, in 1979. To this day, WISPA remains the governing body of the ladies game.

She is currently chair of Stoke City Supporters Council, a director of the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation, and chairs the European City of Sport Local Organising Committee.

COACHED BY: Nasrullah Khan

ACHIEVEMENTS:

1979 Team member of Great Britain Women's World Team Squash Championships. (Winner)
1981 Team Member of England Women's World Team Squash Championships (Runners Up)

She reached the semi-finals of the British Open eight times.
Angela was the world's first female player to go professional at the age of 24.

LINK: https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/…/personally-speaking-we-sh…

BIKINI WEARING SQUASH PLAYER VICKY BOTWRIGHT
Vicky Botwright

Vicky Botwright a professional squash player in 2000. She started player squash from the age of 14.

In 2008, she finished runner-up at the World Open, losing in the final to Nicol David 11–5, 1–11, 6–11, 9–11. Botwright was a member of the England team which won the World Team Championships in 2006.

Botwright caused a controversy which gained considerable media attention in 2004, when she announced plans to appear on court at tournaments wearing in a bikini-style outfit consisting of a sports bra and thong briefs, and posed for photographs wearing the outfit. However the Women's International Squash Players Association (WISPA), refused to grant permission for her to play in the outfit.

Botwright now works as a squash coach having retired from the international tour in October 2008. She continues to make appearances as a player in Premier League Squash in England.

Vicky is the elder sister of Becky Botwright, who is also a squash player

VITAL STATISTIC:
Date Of Birth: 18 June 1977
Place Of Birth: Manchester, England
Best Known As: The bikini-wearing squash player
At present: Squash Coach
Career High: World Ranking no 5 in the year 2005.
Coached by: David Pearson & Paul Carter

ACHIEVEMENTS:
2006 Women's World Team Squash Championships, Canada (member of England team who won)
2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia: SILVER MEDAL IN MIXED DOUBLE EVENT
2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne, Australia: BRONZE MEDAL IN DOUBLE'S EVENT
2008 Women's World Open Squash Championship, UK. (RUNNERS UP)

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GAMAL AWAD SQUASH PLAYER OF 70'S AND 80'S
Gamal Awad

Gamal Awad was a squash player from Egypt. He was the younger brother of Mohammed Awad another notable Egyptian squash player. Awad became the Egyptian national champion in 1976, and won the British Amateur championship in 1977 and 1978. He finished runnerup to Jahangir Khan at both the 1982 World Masters and the 1983 British Open.

The match for which Awad is best remembered came at the Chichester Open in 1983 against Jahangir, which set a new world record for the longest squash match on record. The first game itself was a record for the longest single game in a squash match, as Awad recovered from 1–8 down to take the game 10–9 in 1 hour and 11 minutes. In the end, Jahangir won the match 9–10, 9–5, 9–7, 9–2 in 2 hours and 46 minutes.

Awad's acrobatic performances on the squash court earned him the nicknames "rubber man" and "grasshopper".

Awad retired from the professional squash circuit in 1987, following problems with knee injuries and he died of a heart attack on 6 November 2004 in Alexandria at the age of 49.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

1976: Egypt national champion.
1980: World Squash Masters (Runners Up)
1982: World Squash Masters (Runners Up)
1983 Men's World Open Squash Championship, Germany (SEMI FINALIST).

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LIZ IRVING GREAT INTERNATIONAL SQUASH PLAYER
Liz Irving

Liz Irving (born 1965 in Brisbane) is a squash coach and former professional world no 2 squash player from Australia. Her
mother was Jenny Irving British Open finalist in 1971.

She was runner-up at the Women's World Open in 1993 annships when she was part of the winning Australian team.

Since retiring as a player, Irving has settled in Amsterdam (Liz Irving Elite Squash Academy based in SQUASH CITY
WHICH HAS 13 SQUASH COURTS) where she has coached top international female players Nicol David (Malaysia),
Vanessa Atkinson (England), Aisling Blake (Ireland) Lotte Eriksen (Norway), Cigany Sellevis (Netherlands) and
Samantha Teran (Mexico).

ACHIEVEMENTS:
RANKED NO 1 IN AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR UNDER 15/17/19 CATEGORY.
1983: RANKED NO 1 WORLD JUNIORS.
WORLD TOP 5 FOR 13 YEARS CONSISTENTLY
1998: HIGHEST PSA WORLD RANKING NO 2 IN MAY.
2003: 16 YEARS COACHED WORLD NO 1 NICOL DAVID TILL HER RETIREMENT IN 2019.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP:
1993: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT JOHANNESBURG
(SOUTH AFRICA).
1987: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT AUCKLAND
(NEW ZEALAND).
1989: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT WARMOND
(NETHERLANDS).
1996: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT PETALING JAYA
(MALAYSIA).

WORLD TEAM EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS:
1992: GOLD MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT VANCOUVER
(CANADA).
1994: GOLD MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT SAINT PETER
PORT (GUERNSEY).
1996: GOLD MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT PETALING JAYA
(MALAYSIA).
1998: GOLD MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT STUTTGART
(GERMANY).
1989: SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT WARMOND
(NETHERLANDS).
1990: SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT SYDNEY
(AUSTRALIA).

MIXED DOUBLES:
1997: WORLD DOUBLES MIXED CHAMPIONSHIP IN
HONG KONG (PARTNER DAN JENSON).

LEGENDARY SQUASH PLAYER ROSS NORMAN
Ross Norman

Ross Norman (born 1959) is a former professional right handed squash player from New Zealand.

He is best remembered for winning the World Open in 1986, when he beat Jahangir Khan of Pakistan in the final. The win marked the end of an unbeaten run for Khan that had stretched for over five years (the longest in the history of professional sport).

NORMAN'S LASTING DETERMINATION WAS TO BEAT JAHANGIR KHAN ONE DAY.

And he wanted to be the one (to conquer him). It had nearly happened in the 1985 World Championships in Cairo where Norman played above himself yet still lost (1-3) and again in the 1986 British Open Final he lost again (0-3) to Jahangir.

But in November 1986 World Open Championship he beat Jahangir 3-1 in France thus ending unbeaten run of Jahangir.

Norman retired from the professional squash circuit in 1995, but has remained active in seniors events. He now has two sons, Brett and Alex.

In the 2014 New Year Honours, Norman was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to squash.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1985: December world no 2 ranking.

(WORLD SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP)
1984: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT KARACHI (PAKISTAN)
1985: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES IN CAIRO (EGYPT)
1986: GOLD MEDAL IN SINGLES AT TOULOUSE (FRANCE)
1988: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT AMSTERDAM (NETHERLAND)
(BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP) 1986: RUNNERS UP

JIM DEAR SQUASH PLAYERS OF 1930'S
Jim Dear
JIM DEAR (BORN IN 1910) was former English player (squash, tennis and racquet ball).

He joined Queen’s Club (UK) as an apprentice ball boy in the 1920s and won the British Open Title (1 time) which was equivalent to World Open Squash Championship of today.

With the event cancelled due to world war 2 until (1939-1947), Jim was unable to add further titles to his name during what were arguably his prime squash-plying years.

Jim's victory in the 1938 British Open would go on to be a significant moment in the history of the Open as it was after
64-years before another Englishman won the prestigious title – with Peter Nicol finally ending that drought in 2002 and Nick Matthew in 2006.

He expired in 1981.

ACHIEVEMENT:
1938: BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION
DEFEATING BERT BIDDLE

1935: RUNNERS UP IN BRITISH OPEN
(winner F.D.AMR BEY of Egypt)

1936: RUNNERS UP IN BRITISH OPEN
(winner F.D.AMR BEY)

1937: RUNNERS UP IN BRITISH OPEN
(winner F.D.AMR BEY)

1947: RUNNERS UP IN BRITISH OPEN
(winner MAHMOUD KARIM of Egypt)

1948: RUNNERS UP IN BRITISH OPEN
(winner MAHMOUD KARIM)

1949: 1st SPORTS JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION'S
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD (UK)

FIONA GEAVES SQUASH PLAYER FROM UK.
Fiona Geaves
Fiona Geaves (born 1967) is a former professional squash player from England.

Geaves is the super talented squash player who has made a living out of the sport she loves by playing and coaching in all parts of the world for more than 30 years. Now 53, she is certainly one of the best players ever produced by this country and at one stage in the 1990s was ranked number five in the world.

She played on the professional tour from 1987 to 2006, winning six tour titles and was in the world's top-20 for an unbroken stretch of 19 years.

Geaves won the British National Squash Championship title in 1995 and she won two gold medals at the 2002 Commonwealth games in Manchester. She’s won some big tournaments over the years, including the Monte Carlo Open where she was presented with the trophy by Prince Albert of Monaco.

Now Fiona works at the Heights Casino Club in New York. She is the head coach and has started a doubles career with fellow
squash coach Ms Meredith Quick.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
2001: HIGHEST PSA RANKING 5 IN SEPTEMBER

(COMMONWEALTH GAMES)
2002: BRONZE MEDAL IN DOUBLES AT MANCHESTER (ENGLAND)
2002: BRONZE MEDAL IN MIXED DOUBLES AT MANCHESTER (ENGLAND)

(WORLD SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP)
1994: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT SAINT PETER PORT (GUERNSEY)
1995: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT HONGKONG

(WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP)
1996: SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT PETALING JAYA (MALAYSIA)
2002: SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT ODENSE (DENMARK)
2004: SILVER MEDAL IN TEAM EVENT AT AMSTERDAM

SQUASH PLAYER VANESSA ATKINSON FROM NETHERLANDS
Vanessa Atkinson
Vanessa Atkinson (born 1976 in England) is a right handed former professional squash player from the Netherlands,
who won the World Open in 2004 and reached the World No. 1 ranking in December 2005. She was coached by Liz Irving.
She has won major 25 PSA titles and has been Finalist in 42 tournaments.

Atkinson was born in England, but her family moved to the Netherlands when she was still a child. She now resides in Harrogate, Yorkshire,with her husband James Willstrop, himself a professional squash player.

Atkinson's biggest win came in 2004 when she won the World Open title in Kuala Lumpur by defeating fellow compatriote Natalie Grinham in the final. Atkinson also has won major tournaments in Qatar, New York, Monte Carlo, Malaysia and Ireland.

Atkinson retired from professional play in May 2011.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1995: SHE TURNED PROFESSIONALS

1995: 1ST APPEARANCE IN WISPA RANKINGS (59)

2005: HIGHEST RANKING NO 1 IN DECEMBER

2004: WISPA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2010: CELEBRATED 10TH SUCCESSIVE
APPEARANCE IN WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

2010: WON 12 NATIONAL TITLES
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(WORLD SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS
REPRESENTING NETHERLANDS)

2004: GOLD MEDAL IN SINGLES IN KUALA LUMPUR

2003: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES IN HONG KONG

2005: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES IN HONG KONG

LINDA ELRIANI (CHARMAN) SQUASH PLAYER OF 2000'S FROM UK.
LINDA ELRIANI
Linda Elriani is a squash coach now and former professional squash player from England,she appeared in 32 PSA tour
finals and won 15 titles.

Her highest World Ranking was 3.
She was in World top 10 from March 1999 to July 2006, the month before she retired.

She is married to French Squash player Laurent Elriani.

She won the TOC Women's Squash Leadership Award in January 2015 at Grand Central Terminals in USA.

The tournament Director John Nimick said “We are so pleased to recognize Linda’s varied contributions to our sport,”and “As a professional player, Linda’s passion for squash was evident every time she stepped on court.

She is the Director of Squash at prestigious club Heights Casino in Brooklyn (USA).

She was the captain of the England team which won the World Team Squash Championships in 2000.

At the 2002 Commonwealth Games, she won a Bronze Medal in the women's doubles, partnering Fiona Geaves.

HER BIO:
1971: SHE WAS BORN IN ENGLAND

1990: SHE TURNED PROFESSIONALS

2000: WORLD NO 3 IN JANUARY

2000: ENGLAND TEAM CAPTAIN WHICH WON THE WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP IN UK

2006: RETIRED FROM PROFESSIONAL TOUR

2007: JOINED AS DIRECTOR OF SQUASH AT HEIGHTS CASINO

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1995: BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPION (RUNNERS UP TO FIONA GEAVES)

1996: BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPION (RUNNERS UP TO SUZANNE HORNER)

2001: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP)

2002: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT DOHA, QATAR (WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP)

2002: BRONZE MEDAL IN MANCHESTER (ENGLAND)
FOR DOUBLES AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES

2005: BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPION (BEATING ALISON WATERS IN MANCHESTER 9-2, 9-4, 9-3)

2005: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT DUISBURG, GERMANY (WORLD GAMES)

(WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS)
2000: GOLD MEDAL AT SHEFFIELD (UK)

1996: SILVER MEDAL AT PETALING JAYA (MALAYSIA)

1998: SILVER MEDAL AT STUTTGART (GERMANY)

2002: SILVER MEDAL AT ODENSE (DENMARK)

2004: SILVER MEDAL AT AMSTERDAM (NETHERLAND)

JOSEPH KNEIPP VINTAGE SQUASH PLAYER FROM AUSTRALIA IN 2000'S
Joseph Kneipp
Joseph Kneipp is a professional squash player from Australia and has been playing squash from the age of 7. He won the Australian Under-13 championship and won the Junior World squash championship in 1992

Joe won the gold medal in the mixed doubles at Commonwealth Games (in 2006) and has also won mixed doubles in 2006. When he was ranked (world no 10) at the age of 31 he said "AUSTRALIANS ARE LIKE THEIR WINE, THEY MATURE WELL".

Regarding his training he said " Well, for me, 90% nowadays is hard work, and 10% is when you manage to have a good day, and everything goes together, and then it seems that the enjoyment level is 90% and the hard work is 10%".

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1992: CAPTAIN OF AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR TEAM WINNING AGAINST ENGLAND 2-1
2004: HIGHEST RANKING 10 IN JANAURY
2004: RUNNERS UP IN SQUASH SUPER SERIES FINALS AGAINST THIERRY LINCOU IN LONDON

(WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP)
2003: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT LAHORE (PAKISTAN)

(COMMONWEALTH GAMES)
2002: BRONZE MEDAL IN MIXED DOUBLES IN MANCHESTER (ENGLAND)
2006: GOLD MEDAL IN MIXED DOUBLES MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
2006: GOLD IN MIXED DOUBLES PARTNERING NATALIE GRINHAM

VITAL STATISTIC:
# BORN: 27/9/1973 (AUSTRALIA)
# HEIGHT: 6 FEET
# COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE: AMSTERDAM (NETHERLAND)
# 1987: AT THE AGE OF 14, ATTENDED THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORTS FOR A YEAR
# TURNED PROFESSIONALS IN 1994
# COACHED BY HIS BROTHER DANIEL KNEIPP
# RETIRED IN 2007

THIERRY LINCOU NO 1 SQUASH PLAYER FROM FRANCE
Thierry Lincou
Thierry Lincou is a retired professional squash player from France. IN 2004 Lincou won the World Open title, the Hong Kong Open and the Super Series Finals.

He has beaten all of the world's top squash players including Peter Nicol, Jonathon Power, David Palmer, Lee Beachill, and many others.

He won 11 titles of the French Nationals and was one of only five players to have maintained themselves in the top 10 without interruption for 10 years at the PSA World Tour.

He has been known as one of the greatest lateral movers in the game, as well as being one of the fittest players in the history of squash. His nickname, "titi", was founded by a former squash player (Amr Shabana). He called Thierry "titi-tight," because of his precision and tight shots.

After his retirement he is presently the head coach of MIT squash team USA.

BIO
1976: BORN IN REUNION ISLAND (FRANCE)
1994: JOINING PROFESSIONAL SQUASH CIRCUIT
2004: WORLD NO 1 PSA RANKING IN JANUARY (1ST FRENCHMAN)
2004: WORLD NO 1 PSA RANKING IN FEBRUARY
2005: WORLD NO 1 PSA RANKING from JANUARY TO DECEMBER
2012: RETIREMENT FROM PSA TOUR AT THE AGE OF 36
11 TIMES FRENCH NATIONAL CHAMPION
23 PSA WORLD TOUR TITLE IN HIS CAREER

ACHIEVEMENTS.
2003: SILVER MEDAL AT VIENNA (AUSTRIA) IN WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
2003: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT LAHORE (PAKISTAN)
2004: GOLD MEDAL IN SINGLES AT DOHA (QATAR) 1ST FRENCHMAN
2005: BRONZE MEDAL AT ISLAMABAD (PAKISTAN) IN WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
2005: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES IN WORLD GAMES AT DUISBURG (GERMANY)
2006: GOLD MEDAL IN SINGLES AT DOHA (QATAR)
2006: RUNNERS UP AT BRITISH OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST NICK MATTHEW
2007: RUNNERS UP AT BRITISH OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST GREGORY GAULTIER
2007: BRONZE MEDAL AT CHENNAI (INDIA) IN WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
2009: SILVER MEDAL AT ODENSE (DENMARK) IN WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
2013: BRONZE MEDAL AT MULHOUSE (FRANCE) IN WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

QAMAR ZAMAN LEADING SQUASH PLAYER IN 1970'S
Qamar Zaman

Qamar Zaman is a former squash player from Pakistan. He was one of the leading players in the game of Squash during the 1970s and 1980s. His biggest triumph was winning the British Open Squash Championships in 1975 beating his fellow Pakistani player Gogi Alauddin at the age of 23.

Nicknamed the ‘Stroke Master’, Qamar is, nevertheless, widely regarded as one of the most exciting players in the history of the game.Just like so many other squash greats of his country, Qamar came from a humble background. His father was tennis coach at Quetta Club in Pakistan.

His earlier achievement was when he won the Pakistan National Junior Under- 18 trophy in 1968 in Lahore. He later joined Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in 1972.

“PIA made us travel all over the world for competitions and also took care of the hoteling and daily expenses.

On his 1st trip to UK in 1973 he reached the semi finals of British Amateur championship.

In the 1975 British Open he won the title beating his fellow Pakistani player Gogi Alauddin in the final 9-7, 9-6, 9-1.

After his retirement, Qamar served as vice president of the Asian Squash Federation (2001-2005).

And for the last 20 years, he has been serving the Pakistan Squash Federation as its vice president as well.

He was given Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1984.

BIO:
BORN: 1952
1975: HIGHEST PSA WORLD RANKING NO 1
1976: PSA WORLD RANKING NO 1
1981: PSA WORLD RANKING NO 1

ACHIEVEMENTS:
1975: WON BRITISH OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP
1978: RUNNERS UP AT BRITISH OPEN AGAINST GEOFF HUNT
1979: RUNNERS UP AT BRITISH OPEN AGAINST GEOFF HUNT
1980: RUNNERS UP AT BRITISH OPEN AGAINST GEOFF HUNT
1984: RUNNERS UP AT BRITISH OPEN AGAINST JAHANGIR KHAN

(WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP)
1977: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)
1979: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT TORONTO (CANADA)
1980: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT ADELAIDE
1984: SILVER MEDAL IN SINGLES AT KARACHI (PAKISTAN)
1976: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT LONDON
1981: BRONZE MEDAL IN SINGLES AT TORONTO