Born 11 February 1977, in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, Madeline is a professional squash player, Irish Number one Madeline Perry, at the age 35, would be considered by most people to be a veteran on the tour. Although it seems that she has other ideas, reaching a career high in 2011 of World number 3 and lifting her biggest tournament title, the Australian Open.
Madeline broke into the top 30 in 2001, and won the first of her nine WSA World Tour titles in 2002 at the Proctor Memorial. She doubled her tally two months later in the Mega Italia Open before a two year stretch without a title, which ended in Hong Kong in 2005 as she claimed the Buler Challenge Cup. In the same year, she also won the first of four Irish Open titles in Dublin, Ireland.
Madeline saw out 2005 with a string of results above her seeding. This carried on into the new year and enabled the Northern Irish woman to break into the world top ten, almost eight years after playing her first WSA event.
Since then she has been a regular fixture at the top end of the women’s game, though a slow start to 2008 saw her ranking place dip back into the ‘teens’ for most of the season. She claimed back her top ten place in December of 2008 and has continued to move up the rankings since then, dispelling all thoughts of retirement.
Madeline reached the Quarter Finals of the World Open in 2009, and won the Australian Open the following year. 2011 saw the experienced player finish runner-up in the KL Open, before winning the Singapore Masters event later that summer. She reached the quarter final of the 2012 World Open.
“There are many reason why squash should form part of any future Olympic programme so please click on the link and back the bid and help us make squash part of the 2020 Olympics." MP
Join me on Twitter
Definition of Madeline
her mental ability to complete what she starts
her complete application to achieving her goals
her willingness to give up something she values in pursuit of a greater prize
her psychological ability to pursue her goal
her sincere and total application to a completing a course of action
her focus to achieving her targets