Proactive pro – Eain Yow ready to strike out on his own

  • Squash
  • Thursday, 03 Oct 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Ng Eain Yow is taking a lonely route to get to the top.

The 21-year-old, who picked up his fourth Professional Squash Association (PSA) title at the Malaysian Open on Sunday, will be out on his own when he moves to Britain for four years.

Eain Yow, who will train under Hadron Stiff, will get the opportunity to spar against the likes of world No. 2 and former world champion Mohamed El Shorbagy and world No. 10 Marwan El Shorbagy, the two brothers from Egypt.

Eain Yow said he will begin his stint after competing at the US Open in Philadelphia from Oct 5-12.

“I think it’s something I have to do and I believe it’s the right move if I want to move forward and grow as a player.

“It will also teach me to be more independent and professional as well,” said Eain Yow.

The opportunity to come under Hadron, who is training the Shorbagy brothers, might just be what he needs to take his game to a higher level.

Eain Yow, who has been to his base in Bristol for two weeks in May, said the experience there has been an eye-opener.

“I realised that there is so much more I can learn overseas. And one of them is getting out of my comfort zone.

“Striking out on my own and away from home will be the right step for me. I’m too comfortable being in Malaysia.”

Women’s squash legend Datuk Nicol David, who is an eight-time world champion, was based in Holland since 2003 until her retirement recently.

Former world No. 10 Mohd Azlan Iskandar and Nafiizwan Adnan also struck out on their own in London.

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