Sarah-Jane Perry

Sarah-Jane Perry (born 15 May 1990 in Birmingham) is a professional squash player who represents England and Great Britain. She reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 5 in July 2020.[1][2]

Sarah-Jane Perry
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Perry at Cleveland Classic 2020, Cleveland, Ohio USA
Full nameSarah-Jane Catherine Perry
Nickname(s)SJ
Country England
ResidenceKenilworth, England
Born (1990-05-15) 15 May 1990 (age 30)
Birmingham, England
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83m)
Turned Pro2011
RetiredActive
PlaysRight Handed
Coached byRob Owen
Racquet usedDunlop
Women's singles
Highest rankingNo. 5 (July 2020)
Current rankingNo. 6 (February 2021)
Title(s)11
Tour final(s)15
Last updated on: Feb 2021.

EducationEdit

Perry was educated at Kenilworth School, Kenilworth, UK, and then graduated from Warwick University, England with a BEng (Hons) degree in 2011.

Squash careerEdit

Perry had a successful junior career, culminating in winning the European Under 19 Individual Championships in Cologne and the British Under 19 Championships, both in 2009. She has won 2 further British National Championships, at the Under 23 level in 2012 and 2013. Perry was part of the victorious England team at the 2013 European Squash Championships, her first selection at senior level. She represented Great Britain at the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia where she reached the quarter-finals, losing to the eventual winner Nicol David.

Sarah-Jane broke into the top 20 just prior to her 23rd Birthday and reached her highest ranking of 14 after her first World Series quarter-final berth at the Malaysian Open in September 2013. However, she was forced to miss the remainder of tournaments in 2013 with a back injury.

Sarah-Jane Perry made her Team England debut at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games where she won a silver medal in the women's singles.

On December 12th Sarah Jane Perry won her most prestigious title by winning the CIB Black Ball Squash Open.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nour El Sherbini
WSA Breakthrough Player of the Year
2013
Succeeded by
Amanda Sobhy