Squash Universe chats with Hisham Ashour, a member of the PSA World Tour from 2000 to 2013. Hisham reached a career-high world ranking of No. 11 in February 2012. He played in the highest-scoring game (35-33) in professional squash history and invented the Mizuki trick shot, a backhand volley where the face of the racquet is twisted 180 degrees before striking the ball. Hisham now runs the Hisham Ashour Squash Academy for elite juniors from his home base of New York City. In the first of a three-part interview, Hisham talks about growing up in Egypt, the squash culture in Egypt, training styles, playing on the PSA Tour, the future of squash, his pre-match routine and match play.
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