- Establishing Date: The Squash Federation was established
in 22/1/2001 after its separation from the Tennis Federation.
- Date of joining the International Federation: 1986
- Date of Joining the Asian Federation: 1986
- Date of Joining the Arabian Federation: 1986
- The Qatari Squash Federation is among the founders of the
Organization Committee, which was founded, in August 1989.
- The game of squash was first played in the 50’s as
British community were present in the State of Qatar.
- The Qatari Tennis and Squash Federation was established
and accomplishments in the Squash Journey
- In November 1995 the Qatari Squash Federation organized
the Championship of the 4th Qatar International at the Khalifa
Tennis and Squash Complex, sponsored by Qatar Insurance. Among
the preliminary play offs was the Captain of Qatari Team Khaled
Al Obaidly and Saoud Al Sulaiti. Yet the tournament was won
For the 4th consecutive times by the Pakistani Jansher Khan
after winning the final match 3 / 0 against the Australian
- The Qatari Squash Federation organized in October 1996 the
5th Qatar International Championship and was won also by The
Pakistani Janshir Khan who won against the Australian Rodney
- The 6th Qatar Classic, which took place in Doha between
21st – 27th November ended with a first time winner
the Canadian Jonathan Powers who won in the Semi Finals the
Pakistani Janshir Khan, First Seat, 3 / 0. This was the biggest
defeat that the World Champion Janshir ever received after
being on the top of the Squash World for 10 years. Then the
Canadian, Jonathan Powers, continued to win at the finals
against the Scottish Peter Nicole 3 / 2.
- In 1995 the Qatari Squash Federation organized in Doha the
Gulf Squash Championship and was won by the Kuwaiti Faisal
Sarkhoah after defeating the Qatari Player Khaled Al Obaidly
in the final match. The Bronze Medal went to the Kuwaiti player
Khaled Al Subaie. This was the First time that the State of
Qatar hosted this championship.
- Under the Patronage of H.H. The Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa
Al Thani, the Qatari Squash Federation organized in December
1998 the World Championship at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash
Complex. The Canadian Jonathan Powers was crowned for the
first time Champion of the World; while the Scottish Peter
Nicole failed for the second consecutive time to win this
tournament. The final match was won by Jonathan Powers 15/17,
15/7, 15/7, 15/10 in 72 minutes. H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad
crowned the winners.
- In April 2001, the Qatari Squash Federation decided to organize
the Qatar International Squash Championship under a new name,
Qatar Classic. This was officially agreed with the PSA to
host it from 2nd to 8th October 2001 so that the male and
female compete at the same time in order to attract International
Media interest after this tournament had been stopped for
- The International Squash Federation for Professionals PSA
chose Qatar Classic 2001 as the best squash tournament during
2001. This was announced by the President Mr. John F Herrick
and the Executive Manager Mr. Gawain P Briars and Peter Nicol
World Champion and No. 1 at the time.
- In January 2001 the Separation of Tennis and Squash Federation
took place and was announced that the Qatari Squash Federation
is totally independent. Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali was chosen
to be the First President for Qatari Squash Federation after
the separation; previous Board Member of Qatar and Squash
Federation Mr. Hisham Al Qusaibi was chosen as the Treasury
of the new federation who previously handled all the responsibilities
of the Squash game under the umbrella of the Tennis Federation.
Other committees had been formed to manage the Squash Federation
and consequently was decided to re-organize the Qatar International
Squash Championship and increase local tournaments.
- In January 2002, the Qatari Squash Federation started its
fist step towards bringing the game to the local clubs and
started to promote its activities according to different age
groups; where, the Squash Federation opened its first Training
Center for youth at the Ahli Sports Club then followed by a
number of training centers in Wakrah, Al Arabi, Al Saad and
- In April 2002, the Qatari Squash Federation organized the
first Qatar Masters Championship and was won by the Canadian
Jonathon Power , No 3 on the world, after winning the Australian
Stewart Boswell, No. 5 on the world, 3 / 1. And at the ladies
Finals, the Australian Sarah Fitz-Gerald won the championship
against Carol from News Zealand 3 / 2.
- The Complex team gained the 3rd place in the 5th Arabian
Clubs Tournament for men and the First for Ladies, which took
place in Beirut in July 14th 2002. It was the first time participation
for the Complex team in this tournament and was led by Captain
Soued Al Sulaity with Ali Al Kashouti and Khaled Al Kashouti