KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s senior squash player, Ong Beng Hee, announced his retirement from competitive action on the Professional Squash Association (PSA) World Tour.
The 35-year-old from Penang, who reached a career high as world number seven on the men’s world tour, has announced his retirement through his twitter account.
“Ong Beng Hee has been a tremendous servant to the sport of squash during the past 20 years and he will be sorely missed on the PSA World Tour,” said PSA chief executive Alex Gough as quoted in the PSA website, psatour.com.
“A perfect sportsman on the court and a gentleman off it, Beng Hee has been an inspiration to young squash players the world over and on behalf of everyone involved in professional squash I would like to wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” he added.
A winner of 15 PSA Titles, Beng Hee turned professional in 1996 and went on to compete remarkably in 202 tournaments during his career.
Alongside his exploits on the PSA World Tour, Beng Hee achieved success representing Malaysia on the world scene, winning two Asian Games gold medals and winning a silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
He will remain involved with the sports he loves as he has taken up a position as a coach with the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) as he hopes to guide a new generation of Malaysian stars to the top of the squash ladder.- BERNAMA