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A Peek Inside The Professional Squash World

October 27, 2017

I began my professional squash career in 2010 traveling around Australia. At the time I was representing Australia and I was training in Brisbane whilst competing on the Australia Tour. At the end of 2012 I decided to represent my father’s country Guyana. My decision to represent Guyana stems from the relationship I have with my dad. My dad introduced me to squash and has supported me from the very beginning. In 2015, I reached my highest ranking of 122. It was quite a journey competing on the professional tour for seven years.

 

 

The tour is very demanding mentally, physically and also emotionally. Becoming a professional squash player was an opportunity to travel whilst pursuing my passion. Although squash is demanding physically, it requires skill and adaptability. If I were to compare myself to the top 10 I would say they are faster at reading the next shot, so quickly that it literally allows me no time to catch my breath. Playing those guys are virtually in another world. I must admit that my best results have come when the temperature is above 90 degrees. The rallies are insanely long because the ball bounces a lot more. So I do love to play in the Caribbean!

 

 

Recently I have backed away from competing professionally and focusing more on my health and future. I look forward to playing for my country with my next major event being the Commonwealth Games back in the place where it all began, Australia.

 

–Sunny Seth, Assistant Pro

To work with Sunny, email him at sunny@mitchellsquash.com or, for membership information, contact Kirk at kirkland@chathamclub.com.


Sunny Seth is a Guyanese squash professional, currently ranked 133 in the world. He was based in Perth, Australia, before moving to the U.S.  Sunny joined our teaching staff on January 5th while continuing to compete on the PSA squash tour. He represented Guyana in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and recently led the Guyanese men’s team to qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games.  Sunny hopes to share his experience as a world-class athlete with our Chatham Club squash players.
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