WILLSTROP James < Back  
Sport Squash
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 15 Aug 1983 in Norfolk, ENG
Height1.95 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Leeds, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "I was born into a family that was passionate about squash. My dad actually coaches and I was always surrounded by it, so my love for the sport started at a young age."
Club / Team Pontefract Squash and Leisure Club: England
Name of coach Malcolm Wilstrop [father]
Handedness Right
General Interest
Hobbies Cooking, poetry. (psa-squash.com, 17 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the Professional Squash Association [PSA] Masters Final in 2011 to capture the world number one ranking. (netsuiteopensquash.com, Feb 2013)
Most influential person in career His father. (skysports.com, 29 Jan 2013)
Hero / Idol British track cyclist Chris Hoy, British triathlete Alistair Brownlee, British heptathlete Jessica Ennis, squash players Jahangir Khan and Amr Shabana. (telegraph.co.uk, 11 Nov 2009)
Injuries He underwent ankle surgery in 2008/09. (psa-squash.com, 17 Aug 2010)
Other information AUTHOR
He wrote a book titled 'Shot and a Ghost' about a year in the life of a professional squash player. "I wanted to convey what being an athlete was really about. It's a very different life, a very interesting life. I thought I might have the odd interesting story to tell. I read some rubbish sporting books and I hoped I could do better to be honest. Plus there are no squash books and I love writing." (pdhsports.com, 22 Feb 2013)