: Scotland (6x national champ)
Age : 30
HWR : 26
PSA titles : 7 (16 finals, 336 matches)
How long have you been playing on the PSA
joined the tour in late 2007 when I was just starting my last
year of studying at the University of Edinburgh.
I played a few
European and some closed satellite tournaments to get my ranking
up then started full time on tour in the summer of 2008.
How did you get started in squash and what made you decide
to make this your profession?
I got started when I was around 4 or 5 years old when my dad
took me along to Inverness tennis and squash club. I have not
stopped playing since then.
When I moved to Edinburgh for uni I
really ramped up my training and trained like a pro twice a day,
6 days a week outside my lecture times. Once I got into my third
year of uni I was getting good results against pros in local
events and realised I could give it a go professionally.
If someone asked you what squash was, what would you say?
It depends where I am in the world. In America I would say it's
a sport like racketball. In Asia I would say it's like tennis
but better. In Scotland I would say you hit a ball against a
wall. I probably should be more descriptive.
Why did you decide to become part of
I've been using Harrow for a long time now. When I first joined
Harrow they were an exciting new brand and I was a new player
coming onto tour. I really like their equipment so I've had no
reason to change.
What racquet do you use and why?
I use the Vapor as it's got the best balance and feel for me.
What experience in the sport has been the most memorable?
It has to be the Commonwealth Games. I've played in two now but
because it was in my home country and because it was more recent
and I've got a bad memory,
the 2014 games
Playing in front of family and friends in a
great venue with lots of press coverage was something even I
What is your favorite event on tour?
My favourite events are ones where I'm representing Scotland as
part of a team. Europeans and World Teams are the best for me
because I get to play alongside my teammates who we train with
most of the year round and spur each other on.
If you could change one rule in squash, what would it be?
When SquashTV is on you can appeal pick ups to the video review.
If it's inconclusive you stick to the ref's original decision
and you don't lose your review. If you get it wrong you lose
You're playing the CCI International in India, what are
you looking forward to the most?
The playing part. I love competing. Being a tourist is not my