Athlete Bio: Selena Shaikh – PSA Squash professional
As a kid you couldn't stop me running around hassling my dad to teach me new sports and getting my mum to sign me up for them. From boys cricket to basketball, soccer and karate I've done it all but it wasn't until I moved from my small town in northern Western Australia to Dubai that squash became my absolute focus.
Being in a foreign country can be tough for kids and the slow
Rather than be bored, I fell in love with the sport and since I've always been extremely competitive, even with myself, I was committed from a really young age to being the best I could be.
In the years since then, nothing has really changed. I still work almost obsessively to improve although now I'm lucky enough to train with some of the best girls in the country. My highlight so far has been captaining the Australian Junior team which went to the world championships in Boston. Having experienced that level of competition and knowing that a couple of the girls who competed in that tournament are now top ten as senior pros makes me desperate to keep improving.
I'm a full time professional and compete in around 12 PSA tournaments each year. One thing I have noticed as I've got older is that I can no longer just hop on
Their help in setting up my program and making sure I do it right every time is already making a difference and I'm looking forward to their support in helping me be prepared for whatever my sport demands.
Hi, my name is Selena Shaikh. I am a full time professional and compete in around 12 PSA tournaments each year. One thing I have noticed as I've got older is that I can no longer just hop on court and hope to last 2 hours a day at the pace we set. Niggles and injuries have been cropping up more and more and I now know I can't train at the level I want to without the help of ESS and their expert trainers. Follow my journey with ESS as I take my Squash to the next level.