Egyptian four-time World Champion Amr Shabana, one of the most gifted squash players of all time, has signed a new three-year ambassadorial contract with Eye Rackets.
The ‘Maestro’, who made history by becoming the first Egyptian ever to win the World Championship in 2003 before going on to become the first Egyptian World No.1, spending a total of 33-months at the summit of the world rankings, originally signed with Eye in 2013 with his first trademark frame, the X-Lite 120 Control, quickly becoming the best selling Eye Racket of all time.
Exactly ten years since Shabana’s historic reign as World No.1 ended, Eye Rackets have agreed a new three-year deal with the iconic player that will see his signature racket undergo a transformation as part of a brand new 2019 Legend Series range - aiming to honour so of the sports greatest ever players.
Shabana’s racket, which will be revamped and the first racket in the new Legend Series alongside, six-time British Open Champion and Squash Great Jonah Barrington.
“Since first partnering with Eye back in 2013 I have been constantly impressed with the company’s vision for squash and the quality of the products,” said Shabana.
“They are a brand constantly looking to innovate on design and style without compromising quality - while their colours and vibrancy helped bring a new cool look into squash over the past five years."
“I’m honoured now to become part of the new Legend Series and look forward to receiving the new look rackets in 2019 and unleashing the fury on the court!”
Eye Rackets Ambassador Joey Barrington said: “Amr is quite simply one of the greatest players of all time and a player who exudes style, class and cool every time he steps on court.
“As a player he was an inspiration for squash fans all over the world and he continues to have the same squash-obsessed ethos as Eye Rackets and we are excited to be continuing our relationship with him.
“The original X-Lite 120 set the standard for our racket range, and we are exited to work with Amr to ensure that the new Iconic X-Lite becomes the best racket we’ve ever made.”