Nour El Sherbini is
A few birthday wishes from the World of Squash for the
"Nour is a natural talent but
she has the determination to work hard from a very young
age. I could tell watching her compete at the World Open in
Amsterdam after just winning her World Junior title at 13.
She has grown to become a player to beat at the professional
tournaments while still being a junior and this is quite
rare in the squash world.
She showed a lot of maturity playing the World's in Penang
and with her win there over myself and a close finals with
Laura, there is definitely a bright future ahead for her
clear to me that in Nour we are looking at a player who, if
she continues on her current trajectory, could become one of
the greatest players of all time.
To reach a World & a British Open final before whilst still
a junior player is a remarkable feat and I wish her the best
of success as a full time senior."
one of the most talented players I've ever seen.
She's accomplished so much even when she was 13 years old
and she made history in juniors and women's as well although
she is nt even 18 yet.
Enough about squash, Nour is my baby sister. She is so funny
and the best thing about her is that she is always smiling
and laughing and she spreads it to everyone.
I just love her and enjoy my time with her.
If you see Sherry on court,
you'll feel she's like 10 years ahead of her age, a very
mature player with a mixture of super squash and grace. The
patient shot-maker. But one look at her off court an she's
18 in a heartbeat.
Childish, very impatient (especially when she's hungry) and
unorganized. One can never describe the look on her face
whenever she sees sweets or candy (snacks as she would call
them haha) but definitely one of the most caring, helpful
and pure hearted people I ever met.
That girl whose highest ambition after winning second place
at the 2013 Women's World Open was just a big bag filled
with lots of candy, may be saying goodbye to her junior
career now, but she definitely said her hallos to her senior
one a long time ago.
There are no words to
describe Nour's talent or perseverance on court.
From a very young age (13) Nour has been as complete as a
player as someone who is 20 years old. She amazes me each
year more than the year before.
the world juniors in India, she made me look up to her in a
way or another. Even though we are competitors, I learn a
lot from watching her play whether from her style of play or
her composure on court.
I've witnessed Nour's big wins (well some of them) and some
of her losses too and either way she has been very graceful.
She has been able to back up BIG wins and she has been able
to come back very strong after bad losses.
For me her composure on court is one of the best in the
squash world at the moment. And that's all credit to her.
I just want to congratulate her for a tremendous junior
career, a career that would one day be taught to the future
Finally, I wish her all the best in her upcoming tournaments
not just because she is a terrific player but a very good
friend to have in your corner.
the first of many battles together started in 2009 in
Chennai, India. It was both our first time playing in World
Nour El Sherbini was 13 and I was 16. Even from such a young
age, Nour was already an amazing player. I remember having
to play her in the team event and thinking, "Shoot, I'm
going to get annihilated by the world champion right now".
This was the start of many matches against each other. In
world juniors, we would go back and forth either winning 3-0
or losing 3-0. Even though it would only be 3 games, it was
still a battle nonetheless.
Nour is one of the most talented players on tour and it
isn't her talented that draws people's attention. It how
mature and fair she is on court.
I know that whenever we compete, even though we both want to
win, we have the utmost respect for each other both on and
off the court. The matches are played in good spirit,
fairness, and high quality, and you can always count on that
I'm looking forward to more battles between us in the years to come.
Hopefully one day that will entail a World Championship
final between us.
difficult to combine academic study with squash at the
highest levels, so as Nour embarks on a full time
professional career, things will be easier for her,bearing
in mind how much she has already achieved.
I remember well how impressed I was with her at the Britsh
Open at the O2 in London, where she performed so well. What
impressed me most was her technique, especially on the
backhand and her demeanour.
She is representative of the best Egyptian players and
without knowing her too well she strikes me as being a
daughter/sister you can be proud of-and that is most
important of all. I wish her well.
Nour has been one of the most
prolific junior squash players of all time, if not the most
prolific. She has already made her mark at senior level
reaching British Open and World Championship finals.
This is an incredible achievement for anybody, let alone for
one so young. An exciting senior career beckons. And if she
never wins another title it will have been outstanding as it
Regardless of further achievements I'll be looking forward
to just watching her determination and distinct ability on
Nour has ended her junior days
but she started the wsa circuit really early which probably
brought her a lot.
She has been world junior champion and almost won the World
Open last year at 18 years old which is amazing. She can be
proud of what she achieved at such young age.
She has lot of talent and will probably bring lot of
trophies in the future for Egypt.
All the best
" I don't
know Nour very well outside the court, but she's always kind
and smiling to everyone, she seems to be a very sweet girl.
On court, she's very talented, as many Egyptians players,
but reaching top 4 in the world at her age is very
She has achieved already a lot of things in her junior
career and i'm sure she's not done with it."
been very impressed by Nour in her career so far,
particularly her attitude and court demeanour. She already
has overcome some injuries and come back stronger and is a
great ambassador for women's squash.
2. It is an exciting time for women's squash right now as
the field is very competitive. The keys to success will be
determined by consistency and mental strength, and Nour has
already shown both of these attributes.
I wish Nour all the best with her career.
The first time I saw Nour
play was at the British Junior Open quite a few years ago. I
remember how comfortable she looked on court already at such
a young age.
Since then she has broken records and set the standard high
for women's squash alongside the best.
I look forward to many challenging matches with her on Tour.
"Every so often squash throws
up something so special that it will be remembered as long
as people's memories last. Nour El Sherbini winning the
World Junior title in Chennai in 2009 aged 13 is one of
them. Strong physically, and serene mentally she was quite a
phenomenon, but would the girl from Alexandra be able to
fulfil her obvious potential?
Her personality has blossomed, as has her game. We need look
no further than her beating Nicol David to claim a spot in
the World Championship final in Penang earlier this year to
show that she is already a fully formed player, the real
It hasn't been easy because of injuries, but her application
and careful guidance of father Atef have ensured that we are
witnessing a squash career that will soar. "
shown an incredible level as a junior squash player. To win
the World Junior Championship three times, as well as a
silver medal at the Women's World Championship and the
British Open before the age of 19 is simply astonishing.
We will no doubt see plenty more of Nour on the WSA World
Tour now that her junior career is over, which is exciting
news for squash fans all over the globe."
Is one of the best juniors but actually one of the best
players in the world. She is my partner since when I was 10
years old , she is always different on court than any
player, she is very sharp and skillful.
She is a real champion because no one can come back from a
ridicules injury and win a world junior and a runner up in
the women worlds 2013.
I wish her all the best in her future career.
Nour is definitely one of the
best Squash junior players of all time, making history for
her and her country at the very young age.
Nour and myself grew up in the
same club but we never really spoke much.
Always kept that distance, that made things difficult for us
to know each other personalities. For so many reasons, age
difference, competition and club/ coaches issues we didn’t
practice together either but I always respected her.
As we grow older, each of us makes his own decisions, and
therefore things are going way better. As a player Nour is
very dangerous on court since she was very young. I never
forget my last world juniors when she beat me 3/2 in the
quarters and that was the start of her amazing career.
But regardless of how she acts on court, knowing her as a
person is a totally different story. She’s smart, polite,
humble, always respects the elder person which is hard to
find in the juniors nowadays and the list goes on! Oh but
from today she’s not a junior anymore.
Happy 19th birthday Sherry, wishing you a very bright future and I’m sure
you’ll make it to the top soon xx
Egyptian Squash Legend is now 19 years old, The Squash Giant
with her name glowing in the Squash World
You make everyone proud and especially me. Your Achievements
are very remarkable and cannot be denied by anyone, and
what's more special about you is you sportsmanship and your
attitude on and off court.
Your Squash is amazing pure and Sharp.
Plus, more important is your family who always keep
On this day I would like to wish you a happy happy birthday
full of victories and success and I wish we could do it
together and top the Women rankings soon
is a highly talented, motivated squash player. At the age of
14 she proved herself as a superstar by winning under-19
World Junior Open individual title in India. She ended up
winning this title another two times, passing the legend’s,
Nicol David, junior record. Years later I knew I could count
on Nour when the Egyptian National team was in a tight
In 2011, Egypt was competing in the World Junior Team event
in the United States. At the time we needed a player we
could trust for a win, but Nour was recovering from surgery
and had not been competing competitively for several months.
Against the advice from others, I went with my instinct and
fought for Nour’s position.
She ended up proving her worth by winning key matches that
brought the team to the finals. Without her Egypt would not
have won the Championship that year. Standing firm on
keeping Nour in the lineup was one of my best decisions
during my career as Head Coach of the National Team.
Nour is great for the professional circuit. Her classy style
keeps the sport interesting, fun and competitive; and,
ideally showcases squash’s ability to thrive on the olympic
"Nour has had a remarkable
junior career and to win the World Junior championships at
such a young age was amazing.
Her demeanour on and off the court is always pleasant and it
will be a pleasure to keep seeing her at tournaments for the
years to come.
Good luck to her as she enters this next phase of her life.
I am sure she will enjoy it whatever happens."
May the Angels of Squash protect you and keep you for ever
just as you are. Your kidness, empathy, intelligence not to
mention talent make you one of the purest souls I ever met.
Just don't change. You are our own Miracle Girl. Just don't