In the spring of 1964, a previously unfocused 23-year old part-time squash player simply decided to become the World Squash Champion. Just 30 months later, Jonah Barrington astonished the squash world by winning the 1967 British Open title. And he went on to win six British Open titles in seven years.
Under the expert guidance of the renowned Pakistani squash coach, Nasrullah Khan, Barrington’s single-mindedness, punishing fitness routine and ground-breaking approach to gaining the ball skills required to make it to the top transformed not just his own life, but the future of squash, and in no small way paved the way for the modern squash player.
As an Englishman with an Irish mother, Barrington spent much of his youth in Ireland, first in Headford School and later attending Trinity College, Dublin.
In this first authorised hour-long documentary examining Jonah’s unusual background, his rise through the ranks and his remarkable impact on the game, there are live interviews with Jonah himself as well as with many past and present squash legends.
By clicking on the image/link below you can choose the downloadable or the DVD version. A percentage of all proceeds generated from the download and DVD sales go to the Irish Squash Federation to support the development of our great game at junior level in Ireland.
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