English veteran Daryl Selby has announced his retirement from professional squash.
Selby, one of the most gifted players on tour with a racket in his hands, was a regular contender in the PSA’s Shot of the Month competition and saw great success on the PSA Tour, winning 13 titles and reaching a career-high ranking of World No.9 in 2010, and then again in October, 2014.
Selby’s most significant title came at the QSF No.1 in Doha in 2018, where he beat former World Championship runner-up Omar Mosaad.
The 39-year-old also reached the semi-finals of major events such as the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and the Qatar Classic.
Since making his debut back in 1999, Selby has gone on to feature at over 200 tournaments, making 484 appearances on the PSA Tour, with 293 wins to his name.
He picked up his first PSA title at the 2005 La Sporteque Pro-Am, while his triumph in Qatar four years ago has proven to be his final piece of silverware.
Selby’s final appearance on the PSA Tour came at the Berkhamsted Linksap Open last month, where he bowed out in the last 16 to Scotland’s Rory Stewart.
Off the court, Selby has also contributed to the growth of the PSA and joined the association’s Board of Directors in 2015.
Away from the PSA Tour, Selby has been one of England’s leading players over the past decade and helped his country to win the 2013 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, in addition to claiming second place at that event on another three occasions.
He also claimed a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after reaching the final of the Doubles competition together with compatriot Adrian Waller, while he also captured a bronze in 2014.
Selby will compete together with Waller for glory at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this week, with the pair set to kick off their bid for a gold medal on Friday August 5.