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30 September 2017
Ashraf Hanafi is the official Black Ball Squash Director
On September 30th, 2017, Mr. Ashraf Hanafi, one of the most significant squash figures, was assigned the Squash Director for Black Ball Sporting Club. Mr. Hanafi has over 35 years of experience in playing and teaching squash.
For over 10 years, Mr. Hanafi was a squash coach and active player in Germany, and after returning to Cairo he worked as head coach of the Egyptian Junior National Team. He has expert teaching experience, having coached most of the famous Egyptian elite players as well as Egyptian Junior World Champions and British Junior Open Winners. Additionally, Mr. Hanafi was the squash world champion and British Open winner for Masters over 35.
Mr. Ahmed El-Abd, BBSC Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Mohamed Raef, BBSC CEO and board member, express great honor of this partnership. They have a shared vision of Black Ball becoming a strategic place for squash athletes. The club currently has one of the largest squash courts complexes in Egypt, with 19 squash courts, including two double courts and one fully glassed center-court. Mr. El-Abd and Mr. Raef are confident that Mr. Hanafi's knowledge, skill, passion, and experience, will create the top squash training programs in the market. These rigorous programs will bring up Egypt's leading squash athletes to compete on both national and international levels and create new world champions.