Since graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2014, Egypt’s Ali Farag has established himself as one of the most popular players on the PSA World Tour. Read More.
Raneem El Welily
Alexandria-born Raneem El Welily has emerged as one of the most skilful players on the PSA Women’s World Tour since she turned professional in 2002.
She lifted the World Junior Championship twice, in 2005 and 2007, but would have to wait until 2009 to lift her first senior Tour title when she triumphed at the Heliopolis Open in Egypt. Read more.
Frenchwoman Camille Serme is one of the leading female players on the PSA World Tour and has seen a sharp rise in her World Ranking since turning professional in 2005.
Serme first rose to prominence when she came runner-up to Raneem El Welily in the final of the 2007 World Junior Championship before she lifted her first Tour title at the Santiago Open in November to be crowned the Young Player of the Year. Read more.
World No. 9
Mohamed Abouelghar joined the PSA World Tour in 2009 and lifted his first title at the Royal Jordanian Squash Open in 2010. A sole title followed in 2011 before he picked up the Gauteng Open and Western Province Open crowns in 2013. His fifth PSA World Tour title came at the Sekisui Open in May 2014 – his first PSA M10 triumph - and he claimed his maiden PSA M25 with victory over Omar Abdel Meguid.
Since that win, the Egyptian has gone onto making the semi-finals of the VIII Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta, where he lost out to Omar Masaad. Abouelghar went on to win the CAS International Squash Championship in 2015, where he beat Omar Meguid, who went the distance in a grueling five-game final.
Another final appearance beckoned for Abouelghar, this time at the Reidbuilt Homes Edmonton Open in November 2015, where he missed out on the title to Karim Abdel Gawad. Read more.
New Zealand’s Paul Coll has achieved a number of PSA World Tour titles in his short time on the Tour and, in January 2017, became the first New Zealander since Ross Norman in 1995 to claim a place inside the world’s top 20.
His first Tour triumph came at the Australia Day Challenge in 2013 and, after claiming a further title that same year, he retained the Australia Day Challenge in 2014 and again the following year.
Kiwi Coll picked up his fifth title at the next event, the Open de Paris in March 2015 and claimed his third title of 2015 at the NT Open two months later.
Coll forced his way into the world’s top 50 in the September 2015 World Rankings with victory over then Australian No.1 Cameron Pilley in the final of the Australian Open the previous month. Read More
Joelle King is the leading New Zealander on the PSA World Tour and has done well to come back from a serious Achilles injury sustained in 2014.
She won her first Tour title in 2008 at the North Island Championships and followed that up with three further titles a year later. Read more.
Precocious Peruvian Diego Elias is one of the most gifted youngsters on the PSA World Tour and looks set for an exciting career.
After joining the PSA World Tour in May 2013, Elias would lift his first title a year later at the Regatas Resistencia Open-Tour De Las Americas where he stunned the crowd despite being a wildcard for the event. In doing so, Elias became the first Peruvian to win a PSA World Tour title.
Three months later he claimed the distinction of becoming the first Peruvian to become the World Junior Champion after he failed to drop a single game during the event and defeated Omar Elatmas in the final.
The following month he doubled his PSA World Tour title tally as he lifted the Salt Lake City Open and in December 2014 he broke the world's top 50. Read More
Nour El Tayeb
Cairo-born Nour El Tayeb is one of the most consistent female players on the PSA World Tour and a flamboyant crowd favorite, known for her acrobatic diving abilities.
She reached the final of the World Junior Championship in 2009 but narrowly lost to compatriot Nour El Sherbini.
Her first Tour title came a year later at the Creteil International Open where she became the third youngest Tour title winner after besting home favorite Camille Serme in the final. Read more.
Tarek Momen first ensured he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the American University of Cairo before fully committing himself to the sport of squash.
He reached his first Tour final at the 2006 Thessaloniki Open but lost to Borja Golan in the final. Read more.
Charismatic American Amanda Sobhy is one of the leading players on the PSA World Tour and looks set to battle at the top of the World Rankings for years to come.
She secured her first Tour title in January 2010 at the Liberty Bell Open and, after following that up with the Delaware State Open and the Racquet Club International, she became the first player to claim three Tour titles as a 16-year-old.
June 2010 saw her become the first player from the United States to win the World Junior Championship after a defeat of Nour El Tayeb in the showpiece event.
She won a number of titles in 2012 and 2013 but it was the year after that she started showing her best form as she picked up the Granite Open in March 2014, scalping Rachael Grinham and Omneya Abdel Kawy to claim the title.
She again bested Grinham in the final of the HKFC International two months later as she broke into the world's top 10 for the first time in September 2014.
Sobhy rounded off the 2014/15 season in style, defeating El Tayeb to lift the Texas Open, her first International 35 title. Read More
World No. 6
One of the most exciting and energetic players on the PSA World Tour, Miguel Angel Rodriguez is a real fan favourite and has the distinction of being the first South American ever to make the top 10 in the world rankings.
‘The Colombian Cannonball’ has particularly excelled in his home country, winning the Colombian Open on three occasions in 2008, 2010 and 2014 and finishing runner up in the competition in 2006 and again six years later in 2012.
In September 2013, Rodriguez became the highest-ranked South American of all time, exceeding Fernando Usandizaga in a year that also saw him emerge victorious at the Bluenose Classic and achieve a bronze medal finish at the World Games in Cali.
2014 was a successful year for the Colombian. After an impressive semi-final finish at the Canary Wharf Open, he captured the Rancho Open title along with the Colombian Open in August.
The diminutive star broke into the top ten world rankings in January 2015 and made history again that month when he became the first ever South American to reach the semi-finals of a PSA World Series event at the Tournament of Champions before winning the biggest title of his career to date, the 2015 Motor City Open, just one week later.
Rodriguez became a real crowd-favourite during the 2014/15 season and he was rewarded for his stunning form by breaching the world's top five for the first time. Read More