20th Jan, 2017

Emma Beddoes puts her racket down after ending her professional squash career

Steve Carpenter 10th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

FORMER world number 11 Emma Beddoes has brought her nine-year professional career to an end after announcing her retirement from the sport.

The 30-year-old first began squash at the tender age of eight at Leamington Squash Club and she went on the play in the Warwickshire League from 14.

Beddoes went on the represent England as a junior before breaking into the senior ranks in the women’s national side.

Her achievements include a gold medal for England at the World Team Championship in 2014 and she also won a Commonwealth Games bronze medal as well as ten world squash titles.

“Leamington Squash Club and Warwickshire have a tradition of producing great squash players and I have been grateful for their support over the years,” said Beddoes.

“The Junior Programme run by England Squash Club Coach of the Year, Jason Pike, is in good health and I look forward to following the success of those coming through the junior setup.”

Beddoes brings to an end her nine-year career in the sport to embark on a new career as a Squash and Wellness Director at MetroSquash, an urban squash programme in Chicago.

She added: “I have a passion for the role squash and education can play in helping the lives of those less fortunate and I can’t wait to get started.”