Van der Heijden stopt op PSA World Tour


Van der Heijden stopt op PSA World Tour

Milou van der Heijden, een van Nederlands beste squashters heeft besloten om te stoppen op de PSA World Tour, het profcircuit voor squashers. Van der Heijden kende een glansrijke PSA carriere, ooit begonnen in 2007 zwaait ze nu na 15 jaar af met als absolute hoogtepunt het behalen van een mondiale top 30. Daarmee was van der Heijden jarenlang Nederlands beste squashdame en met haar professionaliteit een voorbeeld voor de toekomstige junioren. 

Van der Heijden over haar afscheid op de PSA Tour: 'This journey would not have been possible without the help of so many people. 
Transforming me from a teenage girl to an athlete, both physically & mentally, I have to thank Allistair McCaw, Floris Minneart, Gert Jan van Dijk, Jos Lammers & Frank Bisschops. Making it through 13 seasons without a major injury is thanks to them, and of course Remco Claessens & Ries Segers. 
My squash made many small steps in those years, thanks to the help of my father Sjef, my brother Dylan, Latasha Khan, Bas van Hoorn & Marijn Koot in the early years. But my biggest thank you goes to Natalie Grinham & Tommy Berden, you’ve been a great role models (& ‘family’) & I’m grateful you’ve shared your knowledge & invested your time in me.  Thank you to all of them for believing in me, especially when I doubted myself. 

Then of course the sponsors who have supported me a long the way, Scipio, Subsign, IONLed & Quizzzit. Biggest thank you goes to Dunlop, who have literally been there from the start. I’ve got to travel to so many great places & have met many wonderful people. I want to thank all the billets I’ve stayed with, thank you for taking me into your homes. Some of you have really made me part of the family & you have a special place in my heart. I really hope our paths will cross again! 
My parents, Dylan, Nikki & Robin, thank you for your endless support. Without you I wouldn’t have made it this far. 
Of course everyone else, friends & family and other squash enthusiasts who have supported & followed me during this journey. 
Last but not least, my husband Ger, thank you for your patience when I was following my dream. I’m grateful for you and so excited to be home more & keep building our future together!  The last year I’ve already started working on some new ventures. I’m excited to see where I can take SQSH Wear, work on the future squash generation with Squash Bond Nederland & keep growing my parents’s squash club Squashtime Eindhoven.'

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