John White (squash player)

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John White
Nickname(s) Great White, The Rocket, and The Legend
Country  Scotland
Residence Philadelphia, USA
Born (1973-06-15) 15 June 1973 (age 41)
Mount Isa, Australia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Plays Right-Handed
Racquet used Prince O3 Black
Men's Singles
Highest ranking 1 (March 2004)
Title(s) 13
Tour final(s) 32
World Open F (2002)
Last updated on: 30 December 2011.

John White (born 15 June 1973, in Mount Isa, Australia) is a former World No. 1 squash player.

Career overview[edit]

White finished runner-up at both the World Open and the British Open in 2002. He won the PSA Masters title in 2003 (beating Thierry Lincou in the final 15–8, 17–15, 17–16). He also won the British National Championships in 2004 (beating Lee Beachill in the final 17–16, 17–14, 14–15, 15–8). White reached the World No. 1 ranking in March 2004.

White is known as the hardest hitter of the ball in the sport of squash. Quite frequently, he has achieved speeds of over 165 miles per hour (266 km/h). One of his shots was clocked at 172 miles per hour, a record until 3 October 2011 when Cameron Pilley hit a shot that was recorded at 175 miles per hour. White was brought up in Australia, but represents Scotland in international squash.

In 2007, White was appointed Director of Squash and head squash coach at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He retired from the PSA tour after losing to James Willstrop in the second round of World Squash Championships in 2008.[1]In 2011, White was appointed as the Head Coach of the varsity men's and women's squash teams at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [2]

World Open final appearances[edit]

0 title & 1 runner-up[edit]

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2002 Antwerp, Belgium Australia David Palmer 13–15, 12–15, 15–6, 15–14, 15–11

Major World Series final appearances[edit]

British Open: 1 final (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2002 England Peter Nicol 15–9, 15–8, 15–8

Qatar Classic: 1 finals (0 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2003 England Lee Beachill 15-12, 15-5, 11-15, 12-15, 15-9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Au Revoir John". Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Thierry Lincou
World No. 1
March 2004 - April 2004
Succeeded by
Peter Nicol