AT THE TOP ...
Out of Bermuda ...
the Super Series
Power goes out on top
Interview in the Globe & Mail
tells CBC :
"Well, I think this is sort of the end
it for me on the competitive scene."
has been a very difficult decision for me, but I recognize
that with my health being strong, I can use this next phase of
my life as an active ambassador and catalyst for the growth of
"There are plans for an increase in exhibitions, club
outreaches, educational sessions, clinics and a farewell tour
to give more back to the fans that have been so great to me
around the world."
Power portrait by Framboise
|Just two days
after regaining the world number one position, Canada's Jonathon
Power, one of the most mercurial talents ever to grace a squash
court and often referred to as 'The Magician', has announced his
retirement from the professional tour ...
YORK, March 3, 2006 – At the Bear Stearns Tournament of Champions,
current world #1 Jonathon Power has announced his retirement
from the professional squash tour, and that he will assume the role
of president of SquashPower LLC, an integrated squash
marketing and development company dedicated to growing the sport.
A legend in his sport, Power started playing squash at the age of 7
on the Canadian military base where his father was director of
athletics. Since turning pro at age 16, he has won 32 Professional
Squash Association Tour titles. Jonathon is the most successful
North American player ever.
decision to retire from the PSA circuit signifies the end of
an era in the professional game. Whilst his form has been
understandably patchy in this last period due to ongoing
injury issues, his mercurial talent was still sufficient to
elevate him again to the pinnacle number one position in the
world which he regained again this March.
"Jonathon has been the iconic figure of his time and his much
publicised and acknowledged brand of showmanship and
extraordinary racket skills have carved him out a special
place in the hearts of fans, not just in squash but throughout
sport in general.
"He has played consistently over many years, sustaining a
punishing schedule of travel to all corners of the world as he
plied his trade and spread the message of our sport to all. A
professional squash player's span is limited and it can be
said that Jonathon has maximised his potential and time on the
circuit to the greatest effect.
"The PSA has been honoured to include as one of its hallmark
members over this lengthy period Jonathon Power, and we all
wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours."
PSA Chief Executive
"We've been so lucky to have
Jonathon compete at the national and international levels. 'We
look forward to working with him in the the future and we are
excited he'll maintain an active presence in the sport.''
Executive Director, Squash Canada
“Jonathon has been the marketing force behind our brand and the
building of squash around the world. We look forward to continued
involvement well into the future with his new endeavour.”
Director of Marketing for Dunlop Sports
“Working with the SquashPower management team, we have spent the
last six months analyzing market opportunities, the needs of the
squash community and our role as a catalyst for integration and
expansion of the sport, said Segun Maku, CEO of Squash Power.
“The addition of Jonathon is timely and will certainly add to
our growth in the marketplace.
Founded in November, 2005, SquashPower, LLC, is an integrated
squash marketing and development company headed by the current
world # 1 squash professional, Jonathon Power. SquashPower is
dedicated to ensuring the growth in youth and adult squash by
focusing on education, competitive growth and player
empowerment. For additional information please visit
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