Nour El Tayeb

Nour El Tayeb

Nour El Tayeb
Country  Egypt
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Born (1993-03-08) March 8, 1993 (age 21)
Cairo, Egypt
Turned Pro 2007
Retired Active
Plays Right Handed
Coached by Ahmed Mataani
Moh. Helmi Ashraf Hanafy
Haitham Effat
Racquet used Head
Women's singles
Highest ranking No. 12 (November, 2011)
Current ranking No. 24 (November, 2013)
Title(s) 3
Tour final(s) 4
Last updated on: November, 2013.

Nour El Tayeb, (born March 8, 1993 in Cairo) is a professional squash player who represents Egypt. She reached a career-high world ranking of twelve in November, 2011.[1][2] El Tayeb – daughter of a squash playing father, Prof. Dr. Mohamed El Tayeb – she was born and raised in Cairo and started playing at age five at the Heliopolis Club, where she continues to be based.

The highlight of her junior career was, at age sixteen, reaching the final of the World Juniors in 2009, beating top seed Dipika Pallikal on the way before losing to fellow Egyptian Nour El Sherbini.

But as early as 2007 she began to show just her potential by reaching the main draw of the Hurghada International. Since then, despite study taking the upper hand over squash she has continued to improve. In Alexandria in 2008 she did well against former world champion Vanessa Atkinson before the Dutchwoman won in five, and in the 2009 World Open upset the form book to reach the main draw. This result helped her reach the WISPA top 50 for the first time, with the top twenty as the next target for El Tayeb. Yomna Dalam is the best person in Nour's life; she is the one who influenced Nour the most.

She says that her ambition is to play against the top five and then become one of them.[3]

Squash achievements

  • Winner – WISPA Young Player of the Year 2010 [4]
  • Winner – Internationaux De Creteil, Paris, France
  • Winner – British Junior Open U13, U15, U17, and U19
  • Winner – Pioneer U11 and U13
  • Winner – First National Championships U11 and U15
  • Winner - World Junior Champion 2011


External links

  • Nour El Tayeb profile on the WISPA
  • Nour El Tayeb profile on SquashInfo
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nour El Sherbini
WISPA Young Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Nour El Sherbini