1: How many squash shirts do you own (bet it’s more than 100!)
Surely more than 100. My closet is overflowing.
2: What do you look for in terms of size, comfort, colour?
Even though many people say I should wear smaller shirts, I quite like them to be a bit bigger. It is just more comfortable and easier to take off when they are sweaty (and I sweat a lot, you know).
I like colours (you have probably recognized) which are not toooo common – just to bring something new, fresh and shiny to the circuit 🙂
3: What’s your favourite shirt?And did you play a part in designing your new Oliver shirt?
The pink one surely is the favourite, which is no longer there as I have had a new collection out since the start of the season a couple of month ago. The new selection includes a a red one and a black/rainbow coloured shirt. Talking about the colour: that was more the decision between Oliver and Flyeralarm, my two main sponsors who are creating my shirts.
4: What do you do with your old shirts?
I keep some and give some away to family, friends or club members.
5: Do you wash your shirts during a tournament, or wait til you get home?
YES, Always. This was the great thing about our tournament hotel in Philadelphia (US Open) where we had self-service washing machines and dryers on the floor. Already that makes a squash player happy (easy, isnt it?) If there are no self service machines I usually, after every practise or match, wash them myself or take them to a laundromat.
6: Whose logos are on your shirts?
– Mercedes should be on at some stage as well.
7: With Paderborn such a great venue or squash, any ideas for a PSA event there?
Nothing planned yet unfortunately.
8: How are you settling in with your new PSL colleagues at Coolhurst Club in London?
Great. I really had a good time there and everyone is really helpful and friendly. Really enjoy playing for this team and I can’t wait to play my first home match (probably in mid-
November) for them.
9: Do you fly into London City?
Yes, I can fly into London City Airport from Paderborn. How great is that?
10: Where will you be spending Christmas?
With my parents. The same every year. And I don’t want it to be any different. I was born and grew up in a town called Würzburg.
It is in the south of Germany – Bavaria (“Franken” to be very correct)
11: How much holiday from squash do you take over Christmas?
It all depends if I get a last-minute phone call from PSA to tell me that I made it to the World Series Finals (that happened this year after Ramy pulled out). I usually rest for maybe 7 days.Thank you, Simon. And good luck in Manchester.