James Willstrop (ENG)
December World Ranking #1
England’s most successful junior player of all time, Willstrop fulfilled his spectacular promise as a PSA World Tour player by earning the world No. 1 ranking in January 2012 after a sensational three-tournament victory run at the end of 2011.
Nick Matthew (ENG)
December World Ranking #2
Nick Matthew has enjoyed a prolific career since turning pro in 1998 - achieving a string of historic breakthroughs which have led the Yorkshireman to become one of England’s most successful squash players of all-time.
Gregory Gaultier (FRA)
December World Ranking #3
One of the most successful French squash players of all-time, Gregory Gaultier reached the 45th PSA World Tour final of his career in February this year at the Swedish Open in Linköping, where he notched up his 20th title after beating Egyptian rival Karim Darwish in the final.
Ramy Ashour (EGY)
December World Ranking #4
In record time, Ramy Ashour has not only become Egypt’s leading player but also one of the biggest draws on the PSA World Tour.
Peter Barker (ENG)
December World Ranking #5
England’s Peter Barker truly earned himself the title ‘Mr Consistency’ in 2011 after reaching the quarter-finals in all nine of the year’s PSA World Series events - an achievement unmatched by any other player.
Mohamed El Shorbagy (EGY)
December World Ranking #6
Mohamed El Shorbagy has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the world rankings since joining the PSA in 2006 as a 15-year-old.
Karim Darwish (EGY)
December World Ranking #7
Karim Darwish is 31 – in squash parlance, a veteran of the PSA Tour. As in the case of his Egyptian compatriot Amr Shabana, his “golden years” are shining bright. Karim reached five major finals in 2011 – two of them a pair of giant Tour events in November. He made the championship match of both the Hong Kong Open and the Kuwait PSA Cup.
Omar Mosaad (EGY)
December World Ranking #8
After a promising junior career in which he won U17 and U19 British Junior Open titles and reached the World Junior Open final in 2006, Omar Mosaad established his senior credentials by going on to win six PSA World Tour titles in June 2011.