England’s number one Sarah-Jane Perry has said she is proud to be part of a sport that prioritises gender equality.
Squash is often cited as a leader when it comes to gender equality in sport, with top-level events paying women and men equal prize money.
The best-paid squash player last season was a woman, Nouran Gohar. She took home $285,713 during 2021-22, according to this article on Squash Mad.
In an interview with GiveMeSport Women in September, Perry admitted that there is still work to be done, however.
“It’s definitely a sport where they’ve taken a lot of steps to bridge that gap, particularly around pay,” she said.
“So all of our top level events on the World Tour run on the same levels as the men, with the same prize money. It’s a joint tour as well.
“There is still a gap in total prize money availability, but that’s more on the number of tournaments, which again has been bridged an awful lot.
“So, I think it’s a lot of amazing work that’s gone in, a lot of the hard work has been done, but there’s still a bit to do. I think squash is really aware of that and I’m proud to be a part of the sport where that’s not even in question, it is just something that is a priority.”