England’s Chris Simpson has announced that he has played his final tournament on the PSA World Tour, and that he will be moving into a different career.
The Englishman, who reached a career high of World No.20 in April 2014, played in 206 tournaments in his 14-year career, winning ten titles in the process.
Simpson’s last outing on the PSA World Tour came in the Channel VAS Championships at St. George’s Hill last week.
The Englishman announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday morning.
Announcement pic.twitter.com/FoWvk94EF2— chris simpson (@simposquash) November 27, 2019
“It’s been an amazing journey, but after over 14 hugely enjoyable years of professional squash, I have now played my last tournament. I am excited for the next chapter as I start a Trainee Financial Planner role in January,” Simpson posted on Twitter.
“So many people have helped me over the years, unfortunately I can’t list you all but you know who you are, so THANK YOU!
“A special thanks to my parents for all the sacrifices you made that allowed me to chase my dream, spending so many years taxiing me across the country, weekends in stuffy squash clubs and dealing with my bad moods after losses! Also to my wife, Charlotte, for all your support over the last 10 years.
“Lastly to England Squash, your support has been invaluable throughout my career. Squash will always be a big part of my life, so I will always stay involved in some capacity. I look forward to following my friends on the PSA tour as a fan.”