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Height 195cm

Weight 88kg

Birthplace Nottingham, England

Racket sponsor Eye

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Declan James

DOB 19 April 1993


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Flag (ch)D. Steinmann

Houston Open 2022 - Houston, United States

4 JAN      Round 1

  • 0-3
  • 12-14
  • 8-11
  • 6-11

Flag (in)S. Ghosal

CIB Squash Open Black Ball 2021 - Cairo, Egypt

16 DEC      Round 1

  • 1-3
  • 9-11
  • 11-8
  • 2-11
  • 4-11

Flag (co)M. Rodriguez

Canary Wharf Classic 2021 - London, England

15 NOV      Round 2

  • 1-2
  • 12-10
  • 5-11
  • 8-11

Flag (de)R. Kandra

Canary Wharf Classic 2021 - London, England

14 NOV      Round 1

  • 2-1
  • 7-11
  • 12-10
  • 11-3

Flag (pe)D. Elias

Qatar QTerminals Classic 2021 - Doha, Qatar

18 OCT      Round 2

  • 2-3
  • 12-10
  • 6-11
  • 11-9
  • 0-11
  • 8-11

Flag (qa)S. Amjad

Qatar QTerminals Classic 2021 - Doha, Qatar

17 OCT      Round 1

  • 3-0
  • 11-4
  • 11-5
  • 11-7

Flag (eg)M. Abouelghar

Manchester Open 2021 - Manchester, England

10 AUG      Round 2

  • 0-3
  • 6-11
  • 6-11
  • 3-11

Flag (scotland)A. Clyne

Manchester Open 2021 - Manchester, England

9 AUG      Round 1

  • 3-1
  • 6-11
  • 11-6
  • 11-2
  • 11-7

Flag (eg)Y. Soliman

PSA World Championships 2020-2021 - Chicago, United States

14 JUL      Round 1

  • 1-3
  • 11-5
  • 8-11
  • 5-11
  • 9-11

Upcoming Matches

L. Cardenas

Squash on Fire Open 2022
Washington, United States

16 FEB      Round 1

Player BIO

Declan James Profile
Date of Birth 19th April, 1993
Height (cm) 195
Weight (kg) 88
Residence Nottingham, England
Coach Nick Matthew
Interests Fashion, Cars, Books
Racket Sponsor Eye
Shoe Sponsor Eye
String Sponsor Eye
Clothing Sponsor Yoxoi

Nottingham-born Declan James has made great strides up the World Rankings in recent years and lifted his first PSA World Tour title in his home-town despite being unseeded for the event.
He would go on to retain the title the following year and, after securing his 5th PSA World Tour title at the Christchurch International Open, he moved into the world's top 60 players for the first time in the July 2015 World Rankings.
James was named as the PSA Men's June Player of the Month to cap a superb season. Wins at the Fiberglass Open, Nash Cup and Steel City Open made it four successive PSA World Tour titles for James who moved into the world’s top 50 players for the first time in October 2015. His 17-match unbeaten streak was eventually ended by Clinton Leeuw in the quarter-final of the Minneapolis Open a month later.
England’s James went onto make back-to-back final appearances in 2016 in the Gillenmarkets Irish Squash Open IG Open De Paris, where he fell short of the main prize in both. However, title victory came in the Nash Cup in September 2016 when he saw off competition from Diego Elias to lift the trophy and successfully defend his title.
James saw more success in 2017, as he won the Irish Squash Open and the Arnold Tring Homes Open in successive weeks. He also finished runner-up in the DPD Open, before securing a third title of the calendar year, by overcoming Tom Richards in the final of the London Open. The Englishman claimed the 13th title of his career at the Open International de Squash de Nantes in 2018, where he beat compatriot James Willstrop in the final.
The Englishman then consistently made the last 16 of Platinum series events, including the U.S. Open, Qatar Classic and Hong Kong Open. The latter part of the campaign saw James reach the quarter finals of the Canada Cup, Canary Wharf Classic and DPD Open, as well as hitting a career-high of World No.15 in the rankings.
The Englishman was unable to maintain that good form, but he did make the last 32 of every tournament he played in during the campaign, with plenty of last 16 appearances in that run, including at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and the Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family.
In December 2019, James was a key part of the England side that finished as runners-up at the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, with the Englishman defeating Mathieu Castagnet in a crunch tie in the semi-finals, as England overcame France to reach the final of the event in Washington, D.C.
James then made the last 16 of both the Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family and the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic prior to the Tour’s suspension for the COVID-19 pandemic. After it returned, the Englishman continued to reach the second round of all the majors, including the Qatar Classic that year.
In 2021, James’ best finish came at the Canary Wharf Classic, where he made the last 16, while he also reached the second round of the CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open and the Qatar QTerminals Classic.


Houston Open 2022 04 - 09 Jan PSA World Tour Gold Event

CIB Squash Open Black Ball 2021 16 - 20 Dec PSA World Tour Gold Event

Canary Wharf Classic 2021 14 - 19 Nov PSA World Tour Gold Event

Qatar QTerminals Classic 2021 17 - 23 Oct PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Allam British Open 2021 16 - 22 Aug PSA World Tour Platinum Event

Manchester Open 2021 09 - 13 Aug PSA World Tour Silver Event

British National Championships 2021 03 - 06 Aug WSF & PSA National Championships Event

PSA World Championships 2020-2021 14 - 22 Jul PSA World Championships Event

El Gouna International Squash Open 2021 20 - 28 May PSA World Tour Platinum Event

AJ Bell England Squash Super 8 2021 07 - 09 Apr Domestic Event

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Head To Head Results

Career Wins / Losses

61.7Win Ratio

Won 198

Lost 123

Retired 1


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Player Details

Declan James Statistics
Years 10
Total Tournaments Played 136
Total Matches Played 321
Matches Won 198
Matches Lost 123
Finals 21
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