SQUASH PLAYER NEWS RELEASE
Press release: Tuesday, 27th October, 2015
Massaro wins Squash Player’s Player of the Month award
Laura Massaro has been named Female Player of the Month for November by the authoritative London-based Squash Player magazine for winning the U.S. Open in October, her first World Series title since March 2014.
Twice the 31-year-old from England fought back to keep alive her hopes of a second U.S. Open success – from 0/2 down in the quarter-finals against world champion Nicol David and from 1/2 in the final against Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb.
“Overall I have been enjoying my squash and may be with a bit less expectation on me since my ranking dropped, I have been playing more relaxed but focused squash,” explained the world no.3.
Massaro’s triumph in Philadelphia continued her outstanding opening to the 2015-16 season, as she also won the Macau Open in September.
“I put the good start down to a lot of hard work through the summer,” she said. “I have been working hard technically with David Pearson and I have had some really good improvements that have kept me excited about my technique. I have also been training with Mark Campbell, and his advice and training methods have helped me no end.
She added, “It’s about the small details and I have certainly been looking after those details with mental and nutritional work through the summer too.”
“Now I know that I’m on the right track with my physical training, I want to carry on playing my best squash and keep winning titles if I can.”
Report by Simon Redfern