Jahangir Khan & Susan Devoy Inducted into PSA Hall of Fame

June 09 2024

Jahangir Khan and fellow squash legend Susan Devoy have become the first members of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Hall of Fame following their induction at the PSA Awards ceremony, held at The Book Rotunda in Birmingham following the semi-finals of the British Open Squash Championships.

The PSA Hall of Fame has been launched to recognise the achievements of the game’s most influential squash players, and contributors to the game of squash, past and present.

Jahangir Khan, universally recognised as the greatest squash player of all time, is a record 10-time British Open Champion, a 5-time World Champion and Emeritus President of the World Squash Federation. Arguably his most recognisable feat during his record-breaking career was his famed 555 match winning run, recorded by the Guinness World Records.

“It’s an honour. You play for many years and receive many awards, but something like this is recognition for your hard work and for what you have done for the game as well,” said Jahangir Khan at the prestigious awards ceremony. “It’s an incredibly big privilege.”

Susan Devoy of New Zealand won eight British Open titles and four World Championship titles in her playing career and is considered one of her country’s finest ever athletes. Since her retirement as a professional player, Susan Devoy has driven change in New Zealand as Race Relations Commissioner and more recently was appointed Vice President of the World Squash Federation.

“It’s a real privilege,” said Susan Devoy. “These awards keep the spirit of the sport alive and I’m delighted to be here with Jahangir, the greatest of all time. This man was always the ultimate gentleman and I’m so privileged to be standing beside him.”

PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough added: “Susan and Jahangir are two of the finest players ever to play the sport and we’re thrilled to recognise their achievements by making them the first the players to be inducted into the PSA Hall of Fame.

“What Susan and Jahangir have achieved in the sport is incredible and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to celebrate their legacy.”

Throughout 2024, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) is celebrating 50 years since the International Squash Players Association (ISPA), the precursor to the PSA, was founded. ISPA governed the men’s professional game initially, before a historic merger between the PSA and Women’s Squash Association (WSA) took place in 2015.