As a junior, Hisham Ashour won the Egyptian Nationals U14 & U15. He turned pro in 2001 and reached a career high of #11 in the world. Hisham has coached Ramy Ashour (World #1) as well as top juniors who are now touring pros. He is known for having invented the famous Mizuki shot.
Alister Walker has captured 11 PSA World titles en route to his highest world ranking of 12. He also competed internationally representing both England and his birthplace of Botswana. In 2013, Walker made history by winning the country’s first gold medal in an international squash event, beating Zambian Kelvin Ndhlovu for the Men’s Individual All-Africa Title.
Walker’s coaching acumen began at his alma mater, Wycliffe College in the UK. He currently holds the England Squash level 3 coaching certificate. While attending Wycliffe he coached in the Wycliffe club junior program, which helps develop young players and encourage participation.
In addition to working with our players at CityView, Alister is in his third year as the assistant squash coach at Columbia University.
Assem was born in Cairo, Egypt and began playing squash at the age of 8. He was a member of the Egyptian national junior team and represented Egypt in world class junior tournaments, as well as winning the Egyptian junior nationals twice.
Assem has 13 years of coaching experience. He is skilled at developing squash players of all levels from beginner to competitive. He started off his coaching career in 2005 at El Ahly Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt and then moved to the U.S. in 2010 to continue his coaching career in New York. He has coached many nationally ranked squash players in Egypt and the U.S.
– Member of the Egyptian National League, who won the title from 2000-2013. Team included Mohammed Elshorbagy (#1 World Ranking), Marwan Elshorbagy (#5 World Ranking), and Zahed Mohamed (#24 World Ranking)
– Winner of the Boston Open (PSA),New England Open (PSA), and Hyder Trophy