Sarah Fitz-Gerald now retired from the professional tour comes from Melbourne, Australia but competed all over the world for 15 years.
Sarah has achieved a highest Women’s International Squash Players Association (WISPA) World Ranking of one and highest Australian National Ranking of one. Sarah won seventy WISPA World Tour titles and represented Australia on eighty occasions.
Sarah won all Junior National Titles and culminated with the World Junior Championships in 1987 and captain of two Aust junior women’s teams. Consequently was awarded Sport Australia Junior Female Athlete and Junior Team of the Year 1985 and 1987.
As a senior, Sarah has been recognised for her achievements and awarded the prestigious Australian Female Athlete of the Year in 2001 & 2002, Dawn Fraser Award in 2001, Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for Sport Australia, World Squash Federation, WISPA, Squash Australia and Victorian Squash Federation.
While competing Sarah showed her interest in associations, events and organising of tournaments which led to her becoming Chairwoman of WISPA and eventually President which spanned over 10 years. Sarah also spent 2 years on the Squash Australia board, Director of World Squash Federation (WSF) Athletes Commission and attended meetings and presentations at the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sarah is currently on the WSF board as Vice President, PSA Discipline Board and Chair of the WSF Coaching Commission.
Since retirement Sarah has coached Australian senior and junior teams as well as Victorian Junior teams. She also has MC’ed and commentated at British, HK and Australian Opens as well as exhibition events in the UK. Sarah and her husband Cameron now build squash courts for a living. Sarah was consultant coach to Malaysia’s Nicol David, coach to India’s Dipika Pallikal-Karthik and Australian Christine Nunn. She continues to be involved with the current professional game competing in international and local masters events as well as Australian racquetball.