Hashim Khan

U.S. Open Champion 1956, 1957, 1963
U.S. Professional Champion 1963, 1964

One of the most celebrated men in the world of squash, Hashim Khan had a profound and lasting effect on the game in America. Born in Peshawar into the Pathan clan, Khan journeyed to London at age thirty-five to play and win his first of seven British Opens. In 1954 he came to play in the inaugural U.S. Open, an event that brought an enormous amount of publicity to the game. In 1962 he moved permanently to the U.S. and a large number of his offspring and relatives followed suit. He won professional veterans ten times and the 75+ singles in 1995. Hashim Khan was a significant factor in opening up American squash to the world.