Dunlop is proud to announce a new long-term partnership with former PSA Squash player Wael El Hindi specifically focused on growing the game at the grassroots and elite junior level. The deal also includes an exclusive partnership with the Kinetic Indoor Racquets Club, founded by El Hindi in 2020.
Former World No. 8 professional squash player and co-author of Ready, Set, Squash!, Wael is a renowned squash coach who delivers the same commitment and talent that propelled him to success as a player. Relocating to Florida with his family to further pursue his passion for coaching and mentoring, Wael opened Kinetic Indoor Racquet Club with the objective of starting squash and creating opportunities for players to reach their goals. He has led several juniors to #1 American national rankings, while serving as the US Junior National Coach. In addition, he has helped a number of juniors achieve their dreams of attending a prestigious college, with placements at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Colombia University, and Yale, to mention a few.
Born in Giza, Egypt, Wael began playing squash at the relatively late age of 13 after switching over from tennis.
A member of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) since 1999, he has long been regarded as one of Egypt’s most gifted players, having made his mark after reaching the podium at the U.S. World Junior Championships and entering the pro ranks in 1998.
As a professional, he was a top ten player for eight years and in 2008 achieved a career-high ranking of #8 in the World. 2010 and 2011 were among some of his best years, with wins at the US Open in 2010 and a victory for Egypt at the 2011 World Team Championships.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wael to Team Dunlop,” said Jamie Douglas, Director of Marketing & Product for Dunlop Sports Americas. “Wael brings a wealth of talent and experience with him, not only from his playing days, but also as a coach at the senior and junior level. He knows how to get the best out of people and give advice and guidance to help the next generation of squash juniors achieve their goals in the sport. We are delighted to work with Wael as we grow and develop our Team Dunlop Junior program which will complement our existing grassroots initiatives with US Squash and other organizations.”
“It’s always great to have a company like Dunlop support your dreams and goals through technology and creativity,” added Wael El Hindi, Dunlop Squash Ambassador, founder of the Kinetic Indoor Racquets Club and coach of world #4 Diego Elias and US #1 and current world #4 Amanda Sohby. “I started my professional career with Dunlop and it’s great to be back!”
El Hindi will begin his role with Dunlop at the US Junior Open Squash Championships which take place at the US Squash headquarters in Philadelphia from December 17 to 20.