Chris Simpson Retires

Chris Simpson Retires

Karakal's England squash star Chris Simpson has announced that he has played his final tournament on the PSA World Tour.

Chris, who reached a career high of World No.20, played his last tournament at the Channel VAS Championships at St. George’s Hill last week in the UK and announced his decision on Twitter last Wednesday morning, said “It’s been an amazing journey, but after over 14 hugely enjoyable years of professional squash, I have now played my last tournament. I am excited for the next chapter as I start a Trainee Financial Planner role in January. So many people have helped me over the years, unfortunately I can’t list you all but you know who you are, so thank you."

He also gave a special thanks to is parents... "for all the sacrifices you made that allowed me to chase my dream, spending so many years taxiing me across the country, weekends in stuffy squash clubs and dealing with my bad moods after losses! Also to my wife, Charlotte, for all your support over the last 10 years."

Chris, who will be sorely missed by Karakal and the whole #KarakalKrew continued “Squash will always be a big part of my life, so I will always stay involved in some capacity. I look forward to following my friends on the PSA tour as a fan.”

We would like to send him the very best wishes from everyone at Karakal.