More Than Just A Ranking: Katie Malliff

More Than Just A Ranking is a series where we get a personal insight into squash players about more than just who they are on court. 

In this latest episode, we spoke with up-and-coming English player Katie Malliff, who recently cracked the top 50 in the world. 

“I’ve been playing the tour for a year- a year and a half now, and just the experience of travelling the world to different countries, meeting different people and playing different players is such a good experience.” 

The transition from junior to professional is very challenging in squash, and Katie talks about the step up in level and how she is navigating this experience. 

“At juniors, you know everyone. But going into the professional tour you don’t really know as many people.” 

“Everyone is really nice and welcoming and speak to you and make you feel at home.” 

She also highlights her key inspirations for the sport being Nele Gilis, Sarah Jane Perry and Paul Coll- all of which her current coach Rob Owen coaches. 

“I get to train with them and watch them train and that’s very inspiring to be able to see what they do and why they are as good as they are.” 


You can watch the full interview on SQUASHTV YouTube now. 

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