Retirement statement

“After a lot of thought and discussion with my family and my team, I have decided to retire at the end of this season. My final two events will be on home soil at the Manchester Open from 9th – 13th May and the Allam British Open in Hull from 20th – 26th May and I can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to the squash family and everyone who has supported me over the years.

Even though this decision is never easy for any athlete, I’ve had sixteen years on the professional tour and I know in my heart that this is the right time. I have given all I have to be the best squash player that I can be so there will be no regrets or thoughts of what might have been. I’ve worked hard and how I’ve overcome the many bumps in the road that come with a career in top level sport and I’m just as proud of that as I am of the things I’ve achieved on court. I feel very lucky to have had the experiences I’ve had, all while playing a sport that I’ve loved since I was a little girl.

I’m excited about the future and I’m looking forward to sharing what I’ve learned and hopefully giving back to the sport that has given me so much. I’d like to thank my husband Danny and my family, my coach DP and everyone in my team as well as everyone at England Squash and the PSA. Most of all I’d like to thank everyone who has cheered me on. Squash fans are an amazingly committed and passionate bunch and I can’t wait to play in front of you all in Manchester and Hull.”

Laura x