John White to Retire from PST
August 2, 2012 - John White has been a fixture on the Pro Squash Tour since 2009. He played in the very first tournamwent when the tour was called US Pro Squash.
In addtion to reaching several tournament finals, White won the 2011 Albany Open, 2011 Mohawk Open in Southampton, and the 2010 Philadelphia Open. This past May White competed in the PST World Championships and achieved a 3rd place finish.
Originally from Queensland, Australia White gained world-wide attention because of his unique playing style and powerful shots. White for years held the world record for hitting the fastest squash shot at 172 mph. He also played a short time for Scotland and won their National Championship.
Joe McManus interviewing John White at the 2010 Franklin & Marshall Invitational
Before signing on with PST, White reached a career high ranking of #1 on the PSA World Tour. He retired from competing full-time on the PSA Tour in 2008.
He took over as the head squash coach at Franklin & Marshall College, where he led the college back to being one of college squash's elite programs. In 2011 White accepted the opportunity to build a new squash program at Drexel University in downtown Philadelphia.
"He's a special and rare talent," said PST Commissioner Joe McManus. "It's been a pleasure to see him compete.
"I haven't given up hope that we will see him in the future on occasion. But if indeed he has played his last event with us, I will forever be grateful to him for his role in shaping and growing PST."
Squash is played by millions of players in 185 countries across the world. Pro Squash Tour is America's largest squash tour, having hosted more tournaments in more U.S. cities last season than any other squash tour.
Getting ready to unload in Providence
With a fan in Phoenix
2011 Mohawk Open Championship Presentation
2011 Albany Open Championship
Now at Drexel University
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