Junior National Squad – Player Bios

Squash Canada is pleased to announce the launch of the NextGen and Junior National Squad programs; two critical pathways for top young athletes designed to lead Canada back to the forefront of global squash.

In collaboration with P/Ts and our high performance/junior coaching communities, the NextGen and Junior squads will address the current gap in development for top junior, US College student athletes and aspiring young PSA players. The program will identify up to 24 female and 24 males and support them in all aspects of their journey to represent Canada at an international level. As always, all Canadian athletes interested in wearing the Maple Leaf are encouraged to reach out to Director of Athlete Development Jamie Nicholls at anytime.

Squash Canada and our partners are excited to usher in the next era of Canadian squash and look forward to building on the success of our national program both historically and in the present.

Alex Brown (BC)Alex Yuzpe (ON)Aleeza Khan (ON)Amal Izhar (ON)Christian Yuen (BC)Gabe Yun (BC)Grace Huang (BC)Iman Shaheen (ON)Jacob Lin (BC)Jana Dweek (AB)Joseph Toth (BC)Karim Michael (QC)Leah McGillicuddy (ON)Maddison Laine (AB)Maria Min (BC)Maya Mansoor (ON)Mohamed Kamal (AB)Ocean Ma (BC)Sarah Cao (BC)Syan Singh (ON)

Residence: Victoria, British Columbia
Date of Birth: January 30, 2004
Current Club: St. Michaels University School
Coach: Vicky Lust
Sponsors: Black Knight
Racquet: Quicksilver TC
Shoes: Mizuno
Clothing: Black Knight, Lululemon, Nike, Adidas
Based in: Victoria, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Left handed
Hobbies: Film, yoga, and I also run Fashion Club at my school.
Favourite Game Day Food: Avocado toast
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Amanda Sobhy
Role Model Growing Up: Vicky Lust
Favourite Match You’ve Played: I played a lot of great matches at the 2019 USJO
Age When You Started Playing: 9
Favourite Shot: Volley nick
Favourite Quote: “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah
Schooling: I currently attend St. Michaels University School and am in grade 11.
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love playing squash because it is a challenging sport and is very rewarding. I also love the squash community.

Accomplishments:

  • Third Place: British Columbia Junior Provincial Championship 2020
  • Fifth Place: Pacific Northwest tournament 2020

Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: June 21, 2004
Current Club: Badminton and Raquet Club
Coach: Greg Hutner
Sponsors: Head
Racquet: Head Graphine 360 Speed 135 Slimbody
Shoes: Mizuno
Clothing: Black Knight, Lululemon, Nike, Adidas
Based in: Toronto, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Biking, video games and hanging out with friends
Favourite Game Day Food: Omelet
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Paul Cole
Role Model Growing Up: My parents
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 2019 Ontario Junior Closed final against Griffin Manley
Age When You Started Playing: 6
Favourite Shot: Backhand Straight Volley Drop
Schooling: Highschool: The York School
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love competing and the squash community in Canada.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Ontario Junior Open 2017, 2019
  • Champion: Ontario Junior Closed 2018, 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Championships 2017, 2019
  • Third Place: Canadian Junior Open 2018

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @alex.yuzpe

Residence: Oakville, Ontario
Date of Birth: August 29, 2004
Current Club: The Oakville Club
Coach: Melanie Jens
Racquet: Tecnifibre
Shoes: Asics
Clothing: Nike, New Balance, Under Armour
Based in: Oakville, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Reading, sports, art
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta and Chicken
Favourite Tournament to Play: British Junior Open
Favourite Player: Nour El Sherbini
Role Model Growing Up: My parents
Age When You Started Playing: 12
Favourite Shot: Backhand kill
Favourite Quote: “Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.”
Schooling: St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: When I first started playing squash, I always looked up to the national team players,  aiming to be just like them and bring pride to Squash Canada and my country. I love being able to represent my country on the world stage, while also having the ability to be a role model, for the younger generation of aspiring squash players, to look up to! 

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Ontario Junior Open 2019

  • Champion: Ontario Junior Closed 2019

  • Fifth place: Scottish Junior Open 2019

  • Sixth place: Canadian Junior Closed 2019

  • Champion: Ontario Winter Games 2018

 

Residence: Oakville, Ontario
Date of Birth: December 11, 2004
Current Club: Ontario Racquet Club
Coaches/Trainers: Nadeem Izhar, Ahad Raza, Al Cook
Sponsors: Oliver, Geotab, Magnus sports, Financetrainingcourse.com
Racquet: Oliver Apex 300
Shoes:Asics Blast FF
Clothing: Oliver
Based in: Oakville, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Travelling, reading, music
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: British Junior Open
Favourite Player: Raneem El Weleily
Role Model Growing Up: Both my mom and dad
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Semi-finals at the European Junior Open. It was my first overseas tournament and I played the first seed. I was a little nervous at the start but it was one of the best matches I have ever played.
Age When You Started Playing: 12
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: Signed up at the age of 15
Favourite Shot: Volley drop
Favourite Quote: “The pain you feel today is the strength you’ll feel tomorrow”
Schooling: Grade 11 at Iroquois Ridge High School
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: It gives me an opportunity to represent my country through doing something I love.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Ontario Junior Gold #3, 2020
  • Selected for the Canadian Junior team for the Pan American Games 2020
  • Champion: Ontario Junior Open 2019
  • Finalist: Scottish Junior Open 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Open 2019
  • Finalist: European Junior Open 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Nationals 2019
  • Represented Canada at Battle of the Border 2019

Residence: Victoria, British Columbia
Date of Birth: December 24th, 2003
Current Club: Cedar Hill Squash Club
Coaches/trainers:Ben Uliana & Victoria Lust
Sponsor: Karakal
Racquet: Karakal S-100 FF Squash Racquet
Shoes: Asics Gel-Fastball 3
Clothing: Karakal
Based in: Victoria, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Basketball, Hockey, Baseball, Golf, TV, Video Games
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Ramy Ashour
Role Model Growing Up: Lebron James
Favourite Match You’ve Played: When I played Gregory Chan (13/16) at the US Junior Open, I lost the first game 11-2 then won the next three games. It was an uphill battle, especially after losing the first game where I lost a lot of confidence in myself. However, I loved this match because for the first time in a while I played for the sake of enjoying every moment and trying to have more fun. It was my favourite match because I did not feel the enormous pressure I usually put on myself and instead loved retrieving every ball and hitting every shot.
Age When You Started Playing: 8
Favourite Shot: Backhand backdrop
Favourite Quote: “You have to be able to accept failure to get better.” Lebron James
Schooling: St. Micheals University School (High School)
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: When I was little, I remember looking up to members of the Canadian National Squash team who inspired me to become the best player I could be. I still cannot believe that I have the opportunity to inspire younger players that way. With tournaments on the horizon, there is nothing more I want to do than compete against my peers again and have an opportunity to play for the national team. Playing international tournaments helped me learn the importance of supporting other Canadians. With so many international players, it can be intimidating being the only one wearing a Canada shirt. But seeing Canadian players supporting you encourages me to keep on fighting. When it is team Canada vs the rest of the world, it builds an electric atmosphere of unity.

Accomplishments:

  • Pacific North West George Morfitt Sportsmanship Award 2020
  • Finalist: Provincials in U17 2020
  • Third Place: Canadian Junior U15 National Championship 2018
  • Semi-Finalist: Boys U15 Canadian Junior Open 2018
  • Selected for Battle of the Borders however could not compete

Residence: Richmond, British Columbia
Date of Birth: August 9, 2003
Current Club: West Coast Squash
Coach:Marco Toriz
Sponsors: Harrow
Racquet: Vibe
Shoes: Asics gel fastball
Clothing: Harrow
Based in: Richmond, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies:Reading, Movies, Chess
Favourite Game Day Food: Hot Soup
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Ramy Ashour
Role Model Growing Up: My Parents
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Canadian Junior Open Finals vs Shomar
Age When You Started Playing: 10
Favourite Shot: Cross-court nick
Schooling: Vancouver College —> Columbia University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I was born and raised here in Canada. Everything I’ve come to appreciate in my life stemmed from the True North. I’m excited to rep the leaf!

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Canadian Junior Open U17, 2019
  • Finalist: Team BC Canadian Winter Games, 2019
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Nationals U15, 2018
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Nationals U13, 2016

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @gabriel_nuy
  • Facebook: @Gabrielyun

Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Birth: January 8, 2005
Current Club: Jericho Tennis Club
Coaches/trainers: Richard Yendell, Viktor Berg
Racquet: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 8
Based in: Vancouver, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Reading, writing, listening to music
Favourite Game Day Food: Rice and veggies + some type of meat
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Maria Min of course
Role Model Growing Up: My mom
Age When You Started Playing: 10
Favourite Shot: Good old dying length
Favourite Quote: Have courage, and be kind!
Schooling: Currently attending Magee Secondary
Why I love playing professional squash for Canada: I love representing Canada, it makes me so proud! I also love being on a team and all the team spirit makes things so fun and exciting!

Accomplishments:

  • Finalist: BC Junior Closed U17, 2020
  • Champion: BC Junior Closed U15, 2019
  • Fourth Place: Canadian Junior Open Girls U15, 2019

Residence: Barrhaven, Ontario
Date of Birth: March 18, 2005
Current Club: Goodlife Queensview
Coach: Heather Wallace
Sponsor: Dunlop
Racquet: Hyperfibre Revelation
Shoes: Salming
Based in: Ottawa, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Left handed
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: US Junior Open
Favourite Player: Nick Matthew
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Caroline Fouts at the U.S junior open (u15), it was good to see how I improved since last time and how I can do better for next.
Age When You Started Playing: 10
Favourite Shot: Backhand volley drop
Schooling: John McCrae Secondary School

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Canadian Junior Open U15, 2019
  • Champion: Ontario Junior Closed GU19, 2019
  • Third Place: US Junior open U13, 2017

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @iman_shaheen_squash

Hometown: Guangzhou, China
Date of Birth: August 4, 2005
Current Club: Jericho Tennis Club
Coaches/trainers: Richard Yendell, Marco Toriz Caddo
Sponsor: Eye Rackets
Racquet: Eye Rackets
Shoes: Eye Rackets
Clothing: Eye Rackets
Based in: Vancouver, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Listen to music, read, and study
Favourite Game Day Food: Chinese food
Favourite Tournament to Play: Hong Kong Junior Open
Favourite Player: Ali Farag
Role Model Growing Up: My parents
Favourite Match You’ve Played: The match at British Junior Open against Yousef Roushdy Mabrouk. This is a memorable match because not only did I beat a top Egyptian player but I also got into the quarter finals of BJO.
Age When You Started Playing: 9
Favourite Shot: Drive
Favourite Quote: “A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness. They have other concerns, whether important or not, and they spread themselves out. That’s totally fine. After all, greatness is not for everybody.” – Kobe Bryant
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: It is an honour to represent Canada at prestigious tournaments. By playing for Canada, I feel that I am always supported by my coaches and team members. They motivate me to reach my full potential.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: B.C. Provincial Junior Close Championships 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Sixth Place: British Junior Open BU15, 2020
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Championships 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Ninth Place: US Junior Open BU15, 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Open BU15, 2018
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Open BU13, 2016, 2017
  • Fifth Place: US Junior Open BU13,  2017

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @j.zl84

Residence: Calgary, Alberta
Date of Birth: April 16, 2004
Current Club: GYMVMT
Coach: Jonathan Hill
Sponsors: Oliver
Racquet: Oliver
Shoes: Salming
Clothing: Oliver, Lululemon, Nike
Based in: Calgary, Alberta
Right or Left Handed: Right Handed
Hobbies: volunteering, watching sports, and traveling.
Favourite Game Day Food: Bagel and fresh fruits
Favourite tournament to Play: Battle of the Border
Favourite Player: Hania El Hammamy
Role Model Growing Up: Danielle Letourneau
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Mariana Narvaez at the 2019 USJO (round of 16). I was extremely nervous going in and lost the first game as a result. My coach was able to give me some pointers, and I went into the next few games confident, winning in 5 and advancing to the quarters.
Age When You Started Playing: 10
Favourite shot: Backhand volley drop
Favourite Quote: “Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.” – Marv Levy
Schooling: Sir Winston Churchil High School
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I enjoy representing Canada by doing something I love. Not to mention how fun and memorable the memories made within the squash community are!

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Alberta Provincials 2015-2019
  • Champion: Junior Nationals 2019
  • Third Place: Canadian Junior Open 2019
  • Quarter Finals:US Junior Open 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Open 2018

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @janadweek

Residence: Richmond, British Columbia
Date of Birth: May 8, 2005
Current Club: Sport Central
Coach: Marco Toriz
Sponsor: Harrow
Racquet: Harrow
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Richmond, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Reading, anime
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Ali Farag
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 2018 BU15 Canadian Junior Open semi-finals.
Age When You Started Playing: 7
Favourite Shot: Volley straight drop
Favourite Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”
Schooling: Grade 10 student at Burrett Secondary.

Accomplishments:

  • Finalist: BC Provincials U15 2019, 2020
  • Third Place: Canadian Junior Closed U15, 2019
  • Third Place: Canadian Junior Open U15, 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Closed U15, 2018

Residence: Montréal, Quebec
Date of Birth: April 4,2004
Current Club: Midtown Sanctuaire
Coaches/trainers: Karim Ali Fathy,Mohamed Abbas,Dr.Mohamed Deffrawy
Sponsor: Oliver
Racquet: Oliver
Shoes: Asics/Adidas
Clothing: Adidas/Oliver
Based in: Cairo/Montreal
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Reading, music and movies
Favourite Game Day Food: Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Mohamed El Shorbagy
Role Model Growing Up: Ramy Ashour
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Beating the first seed in the 2019 Canadian Junior Open in the u17 round of 16 in my down year.
Age When You Started Playing: 3
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: October 2020
Favourite Shot: Straight Kill
Favourite Quote: “You receive as much as you give”
Schooling: High School
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I’ve always had the goal to play professionally since the day I started squash, representing Canada is an honour.

Accomplishments:

  • Third Place: Canadian Junior Open 2019
  • Third Place: 6 October Club Open 2019
  • Represented Canada at the Battle of the Borders 2018

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @karim_aguib


Residence: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Birth: February 13, 2004
Current Club: Granite Club
Coaches/trainers: Jessica DiMauro, Reiko Peter
Racquet: Tecnifibre Suprem SB 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade
Based in: Toronto, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Biking, baking, soccer and other sports
Favourite Game Day Food: Eggs and bananas
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Sarah-Jane Perry
Role Model Growing Up: Nikki Todd
Favourite Match You’ve Played: Ontario Winter Games 2020 Final GTA West vs Western Opponent – Salma Mounir: I really enjoyed playing this match as I played Salma earlier in the tournament and lost in four, but I analyzed my game, learned from my mistakes, and came back strong in the final, winning in five.
Age When You Started Playing: 7
Favourite Shot: Volley drop
Favourite Quote: “If you persevere long enough, if you do the right things long enough, the right things will happen.” – Manon Rheaume
Schooling: High School (Lawrence Park CI)
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I am excited to play for team Canada as it gives me an opportunity to be part of a team, and provides me with a high level competition to enhance my squash gameAccomplishments:

  • Champion: Ontario Winter Games – GTA East Team 2020
  • Fourth Place: Ontario Junior Open GU17, 2019
  • Represented Canada at the Battle of the Borders 2019
  • Fourth Place: Ontario Junior Open Championships GU15, 2018
  • Fifth Place: Ontario Junior Closed Championships GU15, 2018
  • Selected for 2020 Pan Am Junior Championships Canadian team however cancelled due to COVID

Residence: Calgary, Alberta
Date of Birth: November 21, 2004
Current Club: The Glencoe Club
Coaches/trainers: David Duncalf, Susie King, Ozzie Vallejos
Racquet: Black Knight Hex Phenom
Shoes: Asics Gel-rocket
Based in: Calgary, Alberta
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Singing, Basketball, Squash,
Favourite Game Day Food: Fruit salad bowl with chocolate milk
Favourite Tournament to Play: Pacific Northwest Jesters
Favourite Player: Ali Farag and Camille Serme
Role Model Growing Up: My dad
Favourite Match You’ve Played: My favourite match I played was against Julia Horsey at the 2019 PNW’s. I lost the first game 11 – 1, and came back and won in four. The last 3 games were all won in tie breakers and were very physically and mentally challenging. The reason that this is my favourite match I’ve played is because I love playing matches when under pressure. I feed off of physical and mental pressure and it makes my game more intense.
Age When You Started Playing: 7
Favourite Shot: Volley Forehand Kill
Favourite Quote: “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammid Ali
Schooling: Henry Wise Wood High School
Why I love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love playing for Canada because it is an opportunity for me to grow as a player and opponent as well as inspire other young girls from Canada to do great things with what they love. In wearing the maple leaf I am able to represent my country, and it allows for me to meet new people along the way.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Pacific Northwest Jesters 2020
  • Champion: Bankers Hall Club No Frills Squash Tournament 2019
  • Finalist: Calgary Winter Club Junior Gold 2019
  • Finalist: Alberta Junior Closed Provincial Championships 2019
  • Champion: Alberta Jesters Junior Open 2018

Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date of Birth: May 15, 2006
Current Club: Jericho Tennis Club
Coaches/trainers: Richard Yendell, Viktor Berg
Sponsor: Harrow
Racquet: Vibe/Harrow
Shoes: Asics
Clothing: Lululemon
Based in: Vancouver, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Photography
Favourite Game Day Food: Sandwich
Favourite Tournament to Play: Alberta Junior Jesters, Jericho Junior Open
Favourite Player: Hania El Hammamy
Role Model Growing Up: Nicol David, Laura Massaro
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 5 game match against Alex Brown at the Jericho Junior Open. I had to come back from 0-2 and fight off multiple match balls.
Age When You Started Playing: 6
Favourite Shot: Backhand volley drop
Favourite Quote: “Never say never because limits, like fears are often just illusions.”

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: BC Junior Closed Provincial Championships 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Open 2018, 2019
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Closed Championships 2019

Residence: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Date of Birth: September 26, 2004
Current Club: Mayfair Parkway
Coach: Waseem Mansoor
Sponsor: Black Knight
Racquet: HEX BLAZE LT
Shoes: Asics
Clothing: Black Knight, Adidas, and Fila
Based in: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Travelling, singing, and reading.
Favourite Game Day Food: Alfredo Pasta
Favourite Tournament to Play: The Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Nicol David
Role Model Growing Up: My Mother
Favourite Match You’ve Played: My favourite match I’ve played was my first women’s T&D match at the age of seven.
Age When You Started Playing: 7
Favourite Shot: The kill shot
Favourite Quote: “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it一then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali
Schooling: High School

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Ontario Junior Closed Championship 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Finalist: Ontario Junior Open Championship 2017
  • Third Place: Canadian Junior Nationals 2017

Residence: Calgary, Alberta
Date of Birth: November 12, 2003
Current Club: GYMVMT
Coach: Jonathan Hill
Sponsor: Gracelyne
Racquet: Gracelyne
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Calgary, Alberta
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Sports
Favourite Game Day Food: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Favourite Tournament to Play: Battle Of The Borders
Favourite Player: Ali Farag
Role Model Growing Up: Amr Shabana
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 3-2 match at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in the semi-finals with the Alberta home crowd cheering me on.
Age When You Started Playing: 8
Favourite Shot: Backhand volley drop
Favourite Quote: “Carpe Diem” (Seize the day)
Schooling: Studying Computer Science at McGill University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: It is such a great honour to play the sport I love most at a very competitive level, while representing my country. I feel a greater purpose to not only play for myself, but for my country as well.

Accomplishments:

  • Selected for the Canadian Junior team for the Pan American Games 2020
  • Consolation Finalist: US Junior Open 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Championships 2018
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Championships 2016
  • Champion: Battle of The Borders Team Canada 2016

Residence: Richmond, British Columbia
Date of Birth: December 17, 2006
Current Club: West Coast Squash Academy (Sport Central)
Coaches/trainers: Marco Toriz, Viktor Berg
Sponsor: Harrow Sports
Racquet: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics
Based in: Richmond, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Basketball, volleyball, badminton, viola
Favourite Game Day Food: Rice with boiled beef, potatoes, and carrots; fruits
Favourite Tournament to Play: Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: James Willstrop
Role Model Growing Up: Serena Williams
Favourite Match You’ve Played: The final match I played against an older player during a local tournament in BC. I especially liked this match because I was completely relaxed, and I felt that I played my best.
Age When You Started Playing: 10
Favourite Shot: Volley drop shot
Favourite Quote: “Success is achieved and maintained by those who try, and keep trying.” – W. Clement Stone
Schooling: J.N. Burnett Secondary School
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I love playing professional squash for Canada because being able to officially wear the maple leaf when doing something I love is an honour and a dream come true.

Accomplishments:

  • Finalist: BC Junior Closed 2020
  • Champion: Canadian Junior Open 2019
  • Champion: Alberta Jesters U17, 2019
  • Champion: BC Junior Open U17, 2019
  • Champion: Pacific Northwest Jesters 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Closed 2019

Social Media:

  • Facebook: @Oceann Ma
  • Instagram: @oceanmly

Residence: Richmond, British Columbia
Date of Birth: October 9, 2003
Current Club: Riverclub
Coach: Shakiru Matti
Sponsor: Harrow
Racquet: Harrow
Shoes: Salming
Clothing: Harrow, lululemon
Based in: Richmond, British Columbia
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Powerlifting, hiking, reading
Favourite Game Day Food: Oatmeal, bananas
Favourite Tournament to Play: Pacific Northwest, Canadian Junior Open
Favourite Player: Hania El Hamammy
Role Model Growing Up: Nicole David
Favourite Match You’ve Played: 2019 PNW GU19 finals against Lucia Bicknell, it was the first time I beat Lucia, and my first No.1 in GU19 PNW.
Age When You Started Playing: 8
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 2019
Favourite Shot: Volley drive
Schooling: Columbia University
Why I Love Playing Professional Squash for Canada: I really enjoy being on a team and playing to represent Canada. It’s also awesome to have the opportunity to travel and play in different places.

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: Pacific Northwest GU19, 2019
  • Finalist: Canadian Junior Open GU17, 2019
  • Represented Team Canada in the girls team event at the Pan Americans 2016

Residence: Mississauga, Ontario
Date of Birth: February 28th, 2004
Current Club: Kinetic
Coaches: Wael El Hindi, Nikhil Seth
Sponsor: Dunlop
Racquet: Dunlop Hyperfibre XT Rev Pro
Shoes: Asics Gel Tactic
Clothing: Nike
Based in: Boca Raton, Florida
Right or Left Handed: Right handed
Hobbies: Collecting sneakers, working out, reading
Favourite Game Day Food: Greek salad
Favourite Tournament to Play: U.S Junior Open
Favourite Player: Mohamed El Shorbagy
Role Model Growing Up: Lebron James
Age When You Started Playing: 13
When Did You Start Playing Professionally on the PSA World Tour: 2021
Favourite Shot: Forehand straight kill
Schooling: Kent School

Accomplishments:

  • Champion: New England Regional Junior Championships 2021
  • Champion: INFINITUM Squash Junior Gold 2020
  • Third Place: PSC Junior Gold 2020
  • Fourth Place: Alberta Jesters Junior Open 2019

Social Media:

  • Instagram: @syan_singh