2022 WSF World Junior Championships Preview

The 2022 WSF World Junior Squash Championships begin today (August 11, 2022) as young athletes from 37 countries around the world gather in Nancy, France to contest the Men’s and Women’s Individual Championships, as well as the Men’s Team Championship.

The competition will be played at two venues this year, Le Rêve, Maxéville and Jarville TSB,  where this year’s crop of young stars will be ready to battle it out for the biggest prize on the junior circuit. All the matches from court four at Maxéville and the glass court at Jarville will be broadcast on the WSF YouTube channel, with Squash Du Reve streaming courts 2,3 and five, while the Olympic Channel and Sport en France set to show the later stages of the tournament.

Viewers in France can also watch via SportAll and Sport en France.

Favourites for major honours this year are Pakistan’s Mohamed Hamza Khan and Egypt’s Kenzy Ayman, who are the top seeds in the men’s and women’s events.

Khan, 16,  is the first non-Egyptian top seed since 2015 and currently sits at No.162 in the PSA World Rankings and claimed victory at last year’s US Junior Open, beating compatriot Nour Zaman 3-1 in the final.

Ayman, meanwhile, is ranked World No.60 and made headlines at this year’s PSA World Championships in Cairo after beating England’s World No.30 Jasmine Hutton in the opening round and then took a shock one game lead against defending World Champion Nour El Sherbini before an eventual 3-0 loss.

Elsewhere, 14-year-old Anahat Singh, who captured headlines at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games last week, will return to action for the first time since reaching the second round of the Games in England.

For more information on the WSF World Junior Individual and Men’s Team Championships, visit follow the WSF on Twitter (@WorldSquash), Facebook and Instagram.

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Click here for the full draws from the men’s and women’s events

List of entries for 2022 World Junior Squash Championships

Men’s Individual Championship Women’s Individual Championship Men’s Team Championship
Australia Australia Australia
Belgium Belgium Canada
Canada Canada Colombia
Colombia Colombia Egypt
Czech Republic Czech Republic England
Ecuador Egypt France
Egypt England Germany
England France Guyana
France Germany Hong Kong, China
Germany Greece India
Guyana Hong Kong, China Ireland
Hong Kong, China India Korea
India Ireland Kuwait
Ireland Italy Malaysia
Japan Japan Netherlands
Korea Malaysia New Zealand
Kuwait Netherlands Pakistan
Lithuania New Zealand Scotland
Luxembourg Norway South Africa
Malaysia Papua New Guinea Spain
Netherlands Poland Switzerland
New Zealand Romania Ukraine
Pakistan South Africa The USA
Papua New Guinea Spain
Poland Sweden
Romania Switzerland
South Africa Ukraine
Sweden The USA
Switzerland Wales

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