I started playing squash when I was six-years old. My uncle owned a squash club and my mum taught there. So I joined the group sessions, and loved it.
When I was about 12, I started working with Ronny Vlassaks (Belgium head coach) and playing international junior tournaments. Through that partnership, I kept improving and rose to number 1 on the junior ranking.
I took part in the World Junior Championships for the first time when I was 15 and played Nour El Sherbini in the second round. Obviously I lost. But it gave me the motivation to go pro and try to be as good as her one day.
Physical and mental shape are both crucial in squash. But I think mental strength is more important. It’s a very mental game, and if you can’t handle the pressure, your body will fail you no matter how physically strong you are. You need to be 100% focused all the time and ready to handle whatever happens on court. Hard work and discipline is very important, but having the right mindset beats it all.
Squash simply never gets boring. There’s always something you can work on and you can challenge yourself in so many ways.
Hard work and discipline is very important, but having the right mindset beats it all. There’s always something you can work on and you can challenge yourself in so many ways.
Hyperfibre XT Revelation 125
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