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James Willstrop


Date of birth: 15/08/1983

Height: 194cm (6ft 4in)

Coach: Malcolm Willstrop, David Campion

Club: Pontefract

County: Yorkshire

Turned Pro: 2002

Highest PSA Ranking: #1 Jan 2012


World Team Championship: 2005, 2007, 2013

Commonwealth Games singles Gold: 2018

Commonwealth Games singles Silver: 2010, 2014

Commonwealth Games doubles Silver: 2006

Commonwealth Games doubles Bronze: 2014, 2018

British Under 23 Championship: 2003

British National Championship: 2007, 2008, 2019, 2020

PSA Tour Titles: 22


  • Three PSA World Tour event titles
  • Two National Squash Championship titles
  • Autobiography ‘Shot and a Ghost’ becomes the first squash book to be shortlisted for the ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award’ 2012
  • 2008 PSA Player of the Year
  • 2005 Young Male Player of the Year

Read James' Guardian column